An Organization with Passion and Commitment
We were founded 25 years ago (Happy 25th Birthday to us!) by people with Type 2 diabetes to help others avoid developing this terrible disease. We are a grassroots organization and the majority of our staff and Board of Directors are people with diabetes so we understand the challenges faced by people with diabetes on a very personal level.
We know that in order to stay healthy as a person with diabetes you need to take personal responsibility for lifestyle decisions and address your own self-care. Our website provides lots of valuable information about nutrition, physical activity and the complications of diabetes.
Whether you have diabetes now or want to prevent diabetes from impacting your life we have the resources to help you Get Healthy.
As a 501(C) 3 non-profit charity we are deeply committed to continuing this work for the 29.1 million diabetics and 86 million pre-diabetics in the United States with the disease.
Together We Can…Defeat Diabetes®
Through the actions of the Executive Director, Andrew P. Mandell – Mr. Diabetes® (and other diabetic staff members), we show that diabetics are neither helpless nor hopeless and can lead active and productive lives.
Programs and Services
DDF conducts nationwide programs that focus on awareness, prevention and early detection of diabetes.
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.
DDF is supported through donations by concerned individuals and is operated by contracted, salaried and volunteer services.