Know Your Rights

Know Your Rights

Where can you turn if you feel you have been treated unfairly due to your diabetes? We are committed to ending discrimination against children and adults with diabetes. You can be your own best advocate by knowing your rights, understanding the law, and protecting yourself with the appropriate tools and services.

If you were affected by a hurricane and are experiencing discrimination at shelters or difficulty accessing your medications, contact us at 1-800-DIABETES.


Learn to recognize unfair or unlawful treatment at work, school, correctional institutions or public places.

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Whether it is legal assistance or questions about how manage your diabetes, we can help.

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Explore: Know Your Rights

  • Employment Discrimination

    Learn about your rights in the workplace.

  • School Discrimination

    Children with diabetes sometimes face problems in obtaining the care they need in schools and day care centers.

  • Public Accommodations and Government Programs

    Know your rights when participating in private and public programs, from airport security to camp.

  • Law Enforcement

    Diabetes needs do not stop when you are stopped by the police or are jailed. But people with diabetes sometimes are not treated properly because of ignorance and lack of training. This can cause serious injury or even death.

  • Driver's License

    Have questions about driving when you have diabetes? Find information about the laws in your state and other helpful information about driving with diabetes.

  • Commercial Driver's License

    Information on special rules that apply to commercial drivers with diabetes.

  • Diabetes Docket

    Sign up for the quarterly newsletter and receive information about your legal rights as a person living with diabetes or caring for a loved one with diabetes.