American Diabetes Association - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

American Diabetes Association
1701 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 549-1500 (Local)
(703) 836-7439 (Fax)
(800) 342-2383 (Toll-Free)

Brief Description

The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. Founded in 1940 by a group of 12 physicians, ADA's first president was Cecil Striker (1940-1941). ADA was reorganized in 1969 to increase its ability to serve the public. Today, the American Diabetes Association conducts programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, reaching more than 800 communities.

Clients served on average per year: 18 million Americans with diabetes
Number of staff: 850
Geographic area served: Nationwide.
Publications: Books, journals, brochures for consumers with diabetes and their families and publications for health professionals.


Martha Clark, Interim Chief Executive Officer

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assessment
    • Eye assessments (dilated eye examinations) performed during American Diabetes Month (November).
  • Information and Referral
    • Information provided through call center and website. Provides information during American Diabetes Month, with activities throughout the year at the local level for persons with diabetes.
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