To prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
Founded in 1940, the Association has been funding innovative diabetes research since 1955. Through our Nationwide Research Program, we are working to find the cure for and prevention of diabetes and its many health problems. The Association reaches millions of people annually through its information activities and awareness efforts, such as American Diabetes Alert; Diabetes Month; Wizdom Youth Zone for kids; 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383), the Association's toll-free National Call Center; diabetes.org , the Association's Web site; a monthly consumer magazine, Diabetes Forecast; outreach to communities most at risk for diabetes; and programs to help children with diabetes and their families. The Association fights on behalf of the diabetes community to increase federal funding for diabetes research and programs, improve comprehensive health care and insurance coverage, and end discrimination against people with diabetes.