MAJOR ORGANIZATIONS PROVIDING INFORMATION ON DIABETES
American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is a United States-based nonprofit that educates the public about diabetes and helps those affected by it, funding research to manage, cure and prevent diabetes. ADA offers many pages for specific interest and groups, included in the “Resources for Specific Population Groups and Interests” listings below.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
Focused on Type 1 diabetes, JDRF’s work includes funding new research, encouraging access to new management tools, and supporting people with Type 1
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the leading national public health institute of the United States. It is a United States federal agency, under the Department of Health and Human Services.
International Diabetes Federation
The International Diabetes Federation is an umbrella organization of over 230 national diabetes associations in more than 160 countries and territories. It represents the interests of the growing number of people with diabetes and those at risk.
Defeat Diabetes Foundation works to support conscious and sustainable solutions aimed at preventing, identifying and managing Type 2 Diabetes through an integrated approach.
ADCES is an interdisciplinary professional membership organization on the forefront for better care. They support an integrated care team approach to lower the cost of diabetes care and improve experiences.
DiabetesMine is a blog subsection of Healthline, a consumer health education site. DiabetesMine offers articles on scientific research and publishes reviews and perspectives that are intended to better the lives of people living with diabetes. The publication also encourages patient advocacy and works to foster innovation in diabetes care.
The diaTribe Foundation
An organization founded by Kelly Close, one of the people interviewed in Blood Sugar Rising, this foundation publishes a newsletter, also called diaTribe, that reports on the latest research and treatments, around diabetes in America and worldwide.
Beyond Type I
Beyond Type 1 is a nonprofit organization changing what it means to live with diabetes. Through platforms, programs, resources, and grants, Beyond Type 1 is uniting the global diabetes community and providing solutions to improve lives today.
Beyond Type II
Launched in 2019, Beyond Type 2 is a program of the nonprofit organization Beyond Type 1. Beyond Type 2 is a place for everyone impacted by Type 2 diabetes to share their stories, get connected to the community, and find resources on topics from daily management to mental health.
The Diabetes Council
The Diabetes Council provides up-to-date, emerging and reliable information for those suffering from Type 2 diabetes and prediabetes.
This organization offers education and support services for girls and women, to enable them to live healthier, fuller lives. They are particularly focused on providing emotional support to combat fear, isolation, and stigma that people with diabetes may encounter.
RESOURCES FOR SPECIFIC POPULATION GROUPS AND INTERESTS
COVID-19 and Diabetes
For Senior Citizens
- https://www.ncoa.org/healthy-aging/chronic-disease/ (chronic disease umbrella)
For People seeking Low or Reduced-Fee Care
For People who identify as LGBTQ
For Medical Professionals
Diabetes and Mental Health