Where to Access Diabetes Care and Supplies in Southeast Texas

This page will be updated daily with information on supplies available in the southeast Texas area.

Last week, more than 7,000 pounds of diabetes supplies (9 pallets), provided by the critical partnership of American Diabetes Association (ADA), JDRF, Insulin for Life (IFL USA) and the Endocrine Society were shipped to the Houston area. We continue to work with local organizations and voluneers to ensure these supplies are available for anyone needing care in shelters and health department clinics. Shelter locations and additional shipment updates will be shared as information is made available.

The ADA’s Center for Information, 1-800-DIABETES, has extended phone hours through the end of next week to assist anyone in need: 

7:30 a.m. CT to 9:00 p.m. CT weekdays through Friday, September 15; and 

9:00 a.m. CT to 3:00 p.m. CT on Saturday and Sunday, September 9-10

If you are an individual in need of supplies, please contact 1-800-DIABETES for assistance. If you are a shelter or health department clinic in need of diabetes supplies, please call our supply request hotline at 1-314-INSULIN.

Please check diabetes.org/hurricanerelief for all updates including the latest resources, such as the Red Cross’s live map of open shelters; tips for how to advocate for yourself or a loved one with diabetes; recommendations on how to help someone with diabetes and signs of a diabetes emergency for caregivers and emergency personnel; a list of open pharmacies; and additional resources from partners on how to access or donate supplies and/or medications.

  • Last Reviewed: September 1, 2017
  • Last Edited: September 8, 2017