Associations/Professional Organizations/Foundations

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists is a professional community of physicians specializing in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism committed to enhancing the ability of its members to provide the highest quality of patient care. Members of AACE devote a significant part of their career to the evaluation and management of patients with endocrine disease.

Founded in 1973, AADE was created by and for diabetes educators, dedicated to providing our members with the tools, training and support necessary to help patients change their behavior and accomplish their diabetes self-management goals. AADE is constantly working towards the vision of successful self-management for all people with diabetes and related conditions.

The American Diabetes Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; and provides objective and credible information. Founded in 1940, their mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

Defeat Diabetes Foundation, Inc. (DDF), is a 501(c)3 charity, established in September 1990, was incorporated on November 21, 1991 under the laws of the state of Florida as a nonprofit corporation, and is currently nationally recognized.

Diabetes Exercise & Sports Association (DESA) exists to enhance the quality of life for people with diabetes through exercise and physical fitness.

The Objectives of the DESA are:

The Diabetes Foundation, Inc., established on August 17, 1990, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the needs of the diabetic community in the New Jersey/New York Metropolitan area. Through the efforts of volunteers, the Diabetes Foundation, Inc.

Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation (DRWF) is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Their mission is to help find the cure for diabetes and until that goal is achieved, to provide the care needed to combat the detrimental and life-threatening complications of this terrible disease.

In 1965 first General Assembly of the EASD was held with Dr. A.E. Renold and 220 participants in Montecatini, Italy. Today, the EASD has over 8000 members, a monthly journal, and an Annual Meeting.

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is a worldwide alliance of over 200 diabetes associations in more than 160 countries, who have come together to enhance the lives of people with diabetes everywhere.

The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.

JDRF is a leader in setting the agenda for diabetes research worldwide, and is the largest charitable funder of and advocate for type 1 diabetes research.