The American Diabetes Association (ADA) was founded in 1940. It is a leading non-profit organization which provides research, information and advocacy on diabetes. The mission of the ADA is to prevent and cure diabetes so as to improve the lives of all those people who are affected by diabetes. Currently, the ADA is present in the union in every state and became a blue chip resource at both the levels i.e. local and state level for diabetic patients.
Research The Research Program of American Diabetes Association supports the clinical and basic diabetes research which aims at treating, curing and preventing the diabetes. Diabetes research support has increased from $18million in 1999 to $46.4 million in 2006.
Funding The Funding program of the ADA Research is basically designed to complement the research program of National Institutes of Health (NIH) diabetes with the support of new research of ideas and new investigators. Investigators ideas are proved to be solid enough to acquire more significant funding from the U.S. federal government with the support from ADA.
Information Information on pre-diabetic symptoms and risk tests are provided by the American Diabetes Association. They also provide the information in delaying and preventing the upcoming of the diabetes and also the different forms of diseases.
Online bookstore The American Diabetes Association maintains an online bookstore that provides books starting from exercise and weight maintenance programs, weight loss dietary cook book. They also offer a virtual grocery store with guidelines on how to read labels on food for eating. The whole website is highly well organized and user-friendly, with informative and well written information on a wide range of topics.
Volunteers The Association also welcomes volunteers for providing their support on the levels of the community and for local fund raising events. Huge amount of donations and manpower are donated by corporate sponsors for the fight against diabetes. This may also involve performances by eminent celebrities. These methods create high awareness and helps in raising publicity for the available treatments and creating awareness among people about the symptoms of various diseases.
Call Centers The American Diabetes Association runs a National Call Center for those people who need direction or advice for the source of information. You can reach the Association if you require any information or if you want to know the call center numbers by visiting their official website.
Vision for Diabetes Care This association’s vision is very simple, i.e., cure, care and commitment. Lifelong commitment has been made by the ADA to provide the care to diabetic people and finding out permanent and an effective cure for diabetes disease.
The association believes that it is entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring that all of the work done under the Association’s auspices is above-board. For this purpose, a whistle blower program is developed to allow individuals to report any fraudulent, dishonest and suspected conduct which is concerned with the supportive resources of the Association.
With such a lifelong commitment by the ADA to fortify the levels of quality care that is provided to diabetic people, it is strongly committed to its goal of determining a permanent and effective cure for diabetes.