If you are diabetic, or you have a loved one with diabetes mellitus, there are quite a lot of diabetes organizations that are going to become vital to you. Along the line, you may even discover that you have a new favorite charity.
Here are the top diabetes organizations that you should be aware of:
The NIH, also known as The National Institute of Health has a department called the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease. This organization is the main governmental organization focused on diabetes. Its also the leading U.S government resource for diabetic research. If you want information on diabetes mellitus, this is the clearinghouse for that information, because all information from all diabetic research passes through this organization.
The National Diabetes Education Program, or NDEP, is also important. This organization strives to make the treatment and outcome better when one is diagnosed with diabetes mellitus. They also encourage early diagnosis of diabetes mellitus and work to educate the public on the prevention of diabetes.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also play a vital role in educating the public about diabetes mellitus -- especially controlling and preventing the disease. The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) is also responsible for setting policies on all diseases.
Among government and collegiate organizations and institutes that aid in the education of diabetes mellitus, there are also many volunteer organizations, like the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The mission of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is to prevent and cure diabetes. They also strive to make the lives of people who are affected by diabetes better.
Established in 1950, the International Diabetes Federation is an umbrella organization for over 230 national diabetes associations. The Federation’s aim to increase public awareness about diabetes at the same time it promotes the exchange of high quality information about the disease, increases public awareness and encourages health improvements.
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists is a professional organization for doctors and physicians in the field of endocrinology. Endocrinology is the main medical profession focused on diabetes and metabolic disorders. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists is also a good source of scholarly articles about diabetes.
The International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes is located in Berlin, Germany. Their focus is to promote basic and clinical research into childhood and adolescent diabetes. They also do quite a bit of education and advocacy, so if you have a juvenile diabetic in the family, this is a good diabetes organization to know about!
JDRF is a charitable organization dedicated to funding type 1 diabetes research. If you have type 1 diabetes you many want to look into this diabetes organization.
One of our favorite organizations, The Weston A Price Foundation, has many articles about diabetes. We like WAPF because they do deep and historical research into how diets effect our health.
There are numerous other diabetes organizations and associations that can help you if you have diabetes. It is vital that you seek them out, including other local support groups, so that you can properly educate yourself concerning your disease. Identifying and seeking the support of these organizations is the first step in controlling diabetes, and living a healthy and fulfilled life.