Defeat Diabetes Foundation’s website is a source for comprehensive and accurate information about diabetes, its complications and treatment. We’ve carefully researched all of the material posted at the site and have attained the HONcode certification which is an ethical standard aimed at offering quality health information. It demonstrates our intent to publish quality, objective and transparent medical information tailored to the needs of the our audience. In addition to the resources housed within our site, there are thousands of links to other resources and information to empower you to live a better, healthier life, with or without diabetes. DDF’s HONcode Certificate of Compliance.
Finally, our website also provides access to the staff and internal resources at Defeat Diabetes Foundation who answer questions to thousands of individuals every year who don’t know where else to turn to for reliable information. We answer each contact and many of them are heartbreaking for us to read – like this one:
HELP! I’m a 27 year old Hispanic male with a baby on the way. My job does not include any medical insurance. I have done research and I have the all the symptoms of diabetes. But, I have no money for tests – it costs up to $500 here in New Mexico. Do you have any suggestions or help for me? My wife is also very worried because of my weight loss, blurry vision; going to the bathroom every couple of hours….she is ready to have our baby, so she can’t really work to find some insurance. Anything that you can do to help would be greatly appreciated!!!! Thank you!!
Gary and Jenni, New Mexico
We provided Gary with information and resources to free and low cost resources in his local community where he could get tested and get care for his diabetes.