If you suspect that you or a family member is experiencing discrimination due to diabetes, we encourage you to begin here.

Learn what constitutes discrimination in the workplace, at school, in a correctional institution, or in public accommodations or government services.

We can help you understand your legal rights and help you take action to stop the discrimination. 

Employment Discrimination

Employment Discrimination

Learn about your rights in the workplace.

School Discrimination

School Discrimination

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

Driver License Discrimination

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.

Explore: Discrimination

  • Is Diabetes a Disability?

    Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes may count as a disability at work, at school and for social security benefits.

  • Legal Advocacy

    People with diabetes face discrimination at work, at school, and elsewhere in their lives. We are committed to ending this discrimination through our legal advocacy program.

  • Commercial Driver's License

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

  • The Steve Bieringer Award

    The Steve Bieringer "Keep on Trucking" Award is issued annually to the individual who makes the greatest contribution to building the American Diabetes Association’s Legal Advocacy volunteer networks

  • Discrimination Webinars

    Access recorded webinars for health care professionals, lawyers and parents of children with diabetes.

  • 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.

  • Health Care Professionals: Promoting Fair Treatment for Patients with Diabetes

    As a health care professional, you can play a role in fighting diabetes discrimination by helping to: identify people at risk and refer them to 1-800-DIABETES (342-2383).