Diabetes Alert Program
Did you know diabetes-related symptoms sometimes resemble drunkenness? This can cause problems for drivers with diabetes if they’re pulled over for a traffic stop. Methodist participates in a community Diabetes Alert program to help police officers identify drivers who may be showing diabetes-related symptoms.
Diabetes Alert Stickers
Drivers with diabetes can get a Diabetes Alert vehicle sticker to show officers at a traffic stop. Through this program, officers also receive information to help them recognize diabetes-related symptoms and understand how to assist people in this condition, which often requires medical care.
How to Participate
If you would like a Diabetes Alert sticker, get a prescription from your doctor stating that you have diabetes. You can submit the prescription to a Methodist diabetes treatment center (listed below) for the sticker. Place it in the lower left corner of the driver’s side rear window of your car. We’ll also give you a copy of the prescription to keep in your car at all times and present to officers as needed.
Methodist Diabetes Treatment Locations
Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital
7691 Poplar Avenue, Germantown, TN 38138
Contact: Kristy Merritt, RN, BNS, CDE
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
50 North Dunlap Street, Memphis, TN 38103
Contact: Sherry Ivy, APN, RN, CDE
Methodist University Hospital
1265 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
Contact: Erin Fontenot, RN, Diabetes Educator