Advocacy

Diabetes is a hard disease to deal with, and if you are diagnosed with type 1, you may need special accommodations at work or school to help ensure that you can successfully treat and manage your blood sugar. Below are some resources and useful links that can help you learn how to advocate for yourself and others when treating diabetes.

Rights and Advocacy Video

Watch this video for more information about accommodations and rights for people with type 1 diabetes in both schools and the workplace.

Helpful Websites

These websites contain useful information about advocating for yourself and others and ensure that your rights are protected.

Phone: 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383)

Civil Complaints

If you think that you may have been discriminated against because of your Diabetes, you can file a complaint with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and The Office of Civil Rights (OCR)


Click Here to File a Complaint with DHHS/ OCR

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