The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1940 to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of people affected by diabetes. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the ADA has a national office and local offices in every U.S. state.
The ADA’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. To achieve this, the organization funds research, provides information and support to people with diabetes, advocates for policies that improve access to quality health care, and promotes healthy lifestyles and diabetes prevention efforts.
The ADA also provides a wide range of educational resources and support programs for people with diabetes, including online tools and apps, educational materials, support groups, and training programs for health care professionals. The organization also sponsors the annual American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions, a major scientific conference for researchers, clinicians, and other health care professionals working in the field of diabetes.
Membership in the ADA is open to anyone who supports the organization’s mission, including people with diabetes, their families and caregivers, health care professionals, and others who are interested in supporting diabetes research, education, and advocacy.