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International. 100+ chapters in North America; 8 international affiliates. Founded 1970. JDRF is focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Goal os to improve the lives of every person affected by T1D. Individual chapters offer support groups and other activities for people and families affected by T1D. Awards research grants and sponsors a variety of career development and research training programs. Online listing of local chapters.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Fdn.
120 Wall St., 19th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Voice: 1-800-533-2873 or 212-785-9500 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm EST)
(BILINGUAL) National. 100+ affiliates. Founded 1940. Seeks to prevent and cure diabetes, to improve the lives of people affected by diabetes and fundraise for research. Referrals to local support groups, offices and chapters. Dues $28 (includes magazine).
American Diabetes Association
1701 N. Beauregard St.
Alexandria, VA 22311
Voice: 1-800-342-2383 (Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-8pm EST
Online. 1400+ members. Founded 2004. Support and information for those with type 1, type 1.5, type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. Topics include medication interactions, diet, pumps and related diabetic conditions. Bimonthly online chats and newsletter available.
Online. 3200 members. Founded 1998. Support for anyone interested in diabetes, both type 1 and 2. Opportunity to share eating plans, exercises, medications, insulin concerns and related topics.
Online. 1600 members. Founded 1999. Moderated mailing list for people interested, in or suffering from, diabetes. Offers support and education for problems related to diabetes and different ways to get and keep diabetes under control.
Online. 3300+ members. Founded 2000. Supportive, friendly online community for individuals with, or caretakers of individuals with, type 2 diabetes. Topics include daily trials and tribulations, diet, what works and doesn't work.
Online. 800+ members * Mutual support and information for parents of children of all ages (toddlers through young adults) with any type of diabetes. Also open to adults with diabetes, grandparents, friends, siblings, and spouses.
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