Aloha e Tour de Cure Participants & Supporters,
I hope this finds you and your family both healthy and in good spirits. COVID-19 has had an impact on all of us; from the way we live, to how we interact, to how we conduct our daily business, there is not one facet of our lives that hasn’t in some way changed. Despite all of these changes, the mission of the American Diabetes Association continues, and is more important than ever. From helping individuals obtain insulin, to becoming a diabetes resource for those in need, to restarting an online virtual diabetes support group for those living with the disease, connecting Camp He Ola Ke Keiki on line thru Facebook to supporting local businesses with our resource guide during this crisis… all of these examples are LOCAL and show that the ADA is here for our community.
The American Diabetes Association in Hawaii wants to make sure diabetics have all the resources, contacts, hotline, or assistance acquiring insulin, and a recipe hub offering diabetic friendly recipes for this pandemic and its aftermath.
If they need information regarding diabetes health, they can call 888-DIABETES or click on our link for the most up to date information diabetes.org/coronavirus
If you or someone you know needs assistance accessing insulin, please visit InsulinHelp.org.
We are extending our Tour site and it will now officially close on May 15th, meaning that there are only a couple of weeks left to raise often life-saving funds to create local, national, and global impact in the fight against diabetes.
With the changes we are all experiencing, the mission of the American Diabetes Association is more important than ever. Our work is critical with over 442,000 adults in Hawaii effected by prediabetes or diabetes.
Please consider funding so we can continue to:
- Advocating for a zero-dollar co-pay for insulin during this emergency—and pushing state and federal efforts to ensure insulin is affordable and accessible.
- Working with state and local lawmakers to make it easier for people living with diabetes to receive care within social distancing restrictions.
- Protecting people with diabetes who have lost their jobs by supporting legislation that guarantees uninterrupted health insurance coverage.
- Helping to waive the in-person requirement for continuous glucose monitor (CGM) coverage throughout this crisis.
- Providing support to people with diabetes experiencing discrimination in the workplace
Our office is now remote, but our commitment to helping those living in Hawaii with Diabetes or Pre-diabetes remains the same.
Me ke aloha pumehana
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