Defeat Diabetes Foundation 150 153rd Ave, Suite 300 Madeira Beach, FL 33708
Defeat Diabetes Foundation
150 153rd Avenue, Suite 300 Madeira Beach, Florida 33708 Tel: 727.391.5050 Toll Free: 877.391.5051 Fax: 727.398.2144
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.
The Mission of Defeat Diabetes Foundation is the prevention, early identification and self-management of the global epidemic, diabetes. We work with individuals and organizations worldwide through our awareness, interactive and assistance programs.
Together We Can...Defeat Diabetes®
The vision for the organization is to show through the actions of the Executive Director, Andrew P. Mandell - Mr. Diabetes® (and other diabetic staff members), that diabetics are neither helpless nor hopeless and can lead productive lives. DDF will provide accurate, reliable, up-to-date information about the self-management of diabetes and show how Mr. Diabetes® utilizes these techniques in his daily life to avoid the significant complications of the disease. He will put a name and face on the disease and show through his actions how to advocate for appropriate solutions to diabetic issues.
Programs and Services
DDF conducts nationwide programs that focus on awareness, prevention and early detection of diabetes.
The Foundation maintains a website as a source of information for anyone interested in health and especially for "pre-diabetics" and diabetics that features content about diabetes, its complications and the importance of self-management. Defeat Diabetes Foundation conducts programs each year to promote awareness, prevention and early detection.
The Defeat Diabetes Foundation Website, www.DefeatDiabetes.org: A source for everyone interested in health, especially Diabetics and Pre-Diabetics. It features a free on-line E-Lerts™ newsletter and very comprehensive and understandable information about Diabetes health, research, nutrition and fitness. There is original content from medical and professional personnel in their areas of expertise. It also contains sections on resources for diabetic support groups, diabetic children's camps, latest news and much, much more.
KIDD™ and Schools Programs: Currently targets elementary, middle schools and civic organizations throughout the country by distributing Free of Charge the Foundations unique Defeat Diabetes® Screening Test brochure. We believe that the earlier diabetes is addressed the better chance to control it or even prevent it.
KIDD™ Curriculum: is a health related program designed for schools, youth and community organizations to educate children and their community about diabetes.
Pet Diabetes Awareness and Prevention Program (PetDAP): Almost all veterinarians admit diabetes is under-reported and could affect as many as one in 50 of our pets. The Mission of Defeat Diabetes Foundation's Pet Diabetes Awareness and Prevention Program is the prevention, early identification and management of pet diabetes.
Medical Supplies: This program distributes donated medical supplies to individuals and organizations worldwide.
D.A.N. Project (Diabetes Awareness Now): This Defeat Diabetes® Awareness Project is a Public Service Announcement campaign about the dangers of undiagnosed diabetes. Public Service Announcements about diabetes awareness and prevention have aired on television and radio in targeted local markets and nationally. Established in memory of Dan Kerner.
Defeat Diabetes Foundation mails information to the general public including the Defeat Diabetes® Screening Test Brochures, .
The Media Outreach Campaigns informs and educates The Media of the dangers of diabetes.
Advocacy Program: Mr. Diabetes® testifies before Governors, Senators, Congressmen, State Legislatures, Mayors, City Councils, and Civic Organizations to bring awareness of the diabetic condition to governments and their health agencies. The Foundation also provides information to the public regarding legislation pending that would impact diabetes related programs and services.
Mr. Diabetes® meets with leaders of the medical community as well as hospitals, Diabetes Support Groups and Senior Citizen Groups, Schools, Camps, and other venues.
We are committed to continuing this work for the 26 million diabetics and 79 million pre-diabetics in the United States with the disease. Diabetes is a global epidemic and we are working with individuals and organizations worldwide to promote awareness, early detection and self-management of the disease.
The Foundation is supported through donations by concerned individuals and is operated by contracted, salaried and volunteer services.
Defeat Diabetes Foundation does NOT provide professional medical advice. The information we provide is intended to help you better understand diabetes. It is NOT intended to replace the advice of your physician.