Did you know that nearly 1 in 2 Americans has diabetes or prediabetes? Our country’s diabetes epidemic includes the ever-growing number of people with Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes. With the knowledge that this disease is hurting too many people, the American Diabetes Association® (ADA) is committed to fighting diabetes through a focus on advocacy, education, and research. If you are an individual living with diabetes, if you are a parent, caregiver, health care provider, or an individual worried about your risk, the ADA has a wealth of resources to support you, available in English and Spanish.
Many people are not aware they have prediabetes or even type 2 diabetes. Whether for your own information or to share with another, please consider taking our risk test.
You can also call 1-800-DIABETES to speak with someone live and receive general information on diabetes or visit www.diabetes.org. This is a great way to learn or expand your current knowledge base about diabetes – from symptoms and treatment to management and medication. Arm yourself with the knowledge to prevent type 2 diabetes or live well with diabetes. Our resources can also help you navigate the journey you are on—with the tools, health tips, and food ideas you need. Wherever you are with diabetes, you can still live your best life.