Statement Regarding Calls Claiming to Be the American Diabetes Association

Alexandria,
February 10, 2011

Recently, the American Diabetes Association was notified about several calls where the caller claimed to represent the Association, asked for personal information, and offered free diabetes supplies.  These calls are not affiliated with the American Diabetes Association.  We never ask an individual for personal information such as social security number, birth date, Medicare, meter or insurance information.  

The American Diabetes Association values the trust that all of these contributions symbolize, and is committed to fighting fraud and ensuring that all funds intended to help people with diabetes are used for that purpose.  If you are contacted by someone requesting your personal and/or medical information, please contact the Better Business Bureau in your area at www.bbb.org or call (703) 276-0100.

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.