Spotlight: American Diabetes Association

The mission of the American Diabetes Association® (ADA), a nonprofit organization founded in 1940, is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. This chronic disease is one of the fastest-growing in the world, with 136 million Americans living with diabetes or prediabetes, and a new diagnosis occurring every 26 seconds.

In the face of this epidemic, our mission has never been clearer, and our vision of a life free of diabetes and all its burdens is more critical than ever before. Through advocacy, program development, and education, we aim to improve the quality of life for everyone affected by diabetes.

The moving force behind the work of ADA is a network of more than 565,000 volunteers, their families and caregivers, a professional society of nearly 12,000 health care professionals, as well as nearly 350 staff members.

How ADA is Serving Communities and Driving Change

With the support of our partners and the diabetes community, we are making meaningful progress in:

— Spurring new research

— Putting the most up-to-date information into the hands of health care professionals

— Working to build a more equitable health care system

— Making community connections through camps and no-cost programs to support people in living well with diabetes

Life with diabetes and prediabetes requires constant vigilance against highs, lows, and long-term complications. We are here with resources to meet people where they are—offering nutrition ideas, mental health encouragement, and evidence-based recommendations for diabetes treatments and technologies.

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