About The American Diabetes Association

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The American Diabetes Association’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The American Diabetes Association leads the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fights for those affected by diabetes by funding research to prevent, cure, and manage diabetes.

The mission of the American Diabetes Association (the Association) is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. The cause of diabetes continues to elude the medical community, although research has shown that both genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and lack of exercise appear to play roles.

To accomplish its mission , the Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes and its complications; delivers services to communities; provides objective and credible information through multiple media and channels; and is actively involved in advocacy and awareness efforts to educate people about the disease and to give voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.

The American Diabetes Association delivers services to hundreds of communities and provides objective and credible information and resources about diabetes.

Free resources are available in English and Spanish at www.diabetes.org and 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383).

– See more at:  www.diabetes.org

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