Diabetes is the No. 6 leading causes of deaths in the United States, according to 2001 data from the United States National Center for Health Statistics.
Programs and Organizations:
National Diabetes Education Program
The National Diabetes Education Program is a federally funded program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and includes over 200 partners at the federal, state, and local levels, working together to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with diabetes.
National Diabetes Education Initiative
The National Diabetes Education Initiative? is a multicomponent educational program on type 2 diabetes designed for endocrinologists, diabetologists, cardiologists, primary care physicians, and other healthcare professionals involved in the care and management of patients with type 2 diabetes. NDEI programs address issues concerning insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, from the epidemiology and pathophysiology of the disease and its associated complications to the therapeutic options for treatment and prevention.
American Association of Diabetes Educators
Founded in 1973, the American Association of Diabetes Educators is a
multi-disciplinary professional membership organization dedicated to advancing
the practice of diabetes self-management training and care as integral
components of health care for persons with diabetes, and lifestyle management
for the prevention of diabetes.
Joslin Diabetes Center
Established in 1898, Joslin Diabetes Center is an internationally recognized diabetes treatment, research and education institution affiliated with Harvard Medical School and headquartered in Boston, MA. Joslin is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes and improving the lives of people with diabetes through its cutting edge basic and clinical research, patient care programs for children and adults, and through programs and publications that improve the care of diabetes worldwide. Some of the most important improvements in diabetes care ? including treatments for diabetes in pregnancy, the development of laser surgery to treat diabetic eye disease, and the identification of markers for "pre-diabetes" ? were developed at Joslin. In addition to its headquarters facility in Boston, Joslin has affiliated treatment facilities at more than 25 locations from coast to coast.
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse
The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC) is an information
dissemination service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and
Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The NIDDK is part of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH), one of eight health agencies of the Public Health Service, which is under
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.