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Diabetes By-the-Numbers

The numbers are staggering. Diabetes isn't just a disease—it's an epidemic, affecting over 38 million Americans with devastating consequences.

1.2M

Americans are diagnosed each year

11.6%

of Americans had diabetes in 2023

97.6M

American adults are living with prediabetes

But there's hope. Join us as we continue the fight against diabetes and work to find a cure.

Meet Alex

Learn how Alexandra Park manages her type 1 diabetes while busy as an actress, writer, and producer! 

Meet Alex

Learn how Alexandra Park manages her type 1 diabetes while busy as an actress, writer, and producer! 

Life with Diabetes

Whether you're newly diagnosed, have been living with type 1 for years, or are helping out a loved one, the path to understanding diabetes starts here.

 

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Health & Wellness

Find  the tools, tips, and insights you need to take action and live life to the fullest—from understanding your prescriptions to starting a new exercise regimen.

 

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Food & Nutrition

Eating right is a powerful tool in the management of your diabetes. But it doesn't have to be boring—it's all about finding a delicious balance.

 

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Tools & Resources

When it comes to diabetes, you don't have to do this alone. Learn your rights and get help with the resources and assistance programs you need to navigate a diagnosis.

 

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Calendar of Events

Upcoming events

Health Equity and Inclusive Research Summit

Saturday, July 13, 2024
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
20 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20001

Cooking Class: Lemon Chicken and Grilled Summer Veggies

Tuesday, July 23, 2024
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Ask the Experts: Advances in Type 1 Diabetes Screening and Prevention Everyone Should Know

Thursday, July 25, 2024
08:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Get Involved

Over 133 million Americans are living with diabetes or prediabetes. Take action and fight back today.

Ways to Contribute

Help Defeat Diabetes

Make a difference your way through a variety of options, such as fundraising, donations, or corporate giving.

Advocacy

We Are Here for You

We’re fighting for your right to affordable medication, better health care, workers’ rights, and so much more.