Statement Regarding Calls Claiming to Be the American Diabetes Association

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 or call (703) 276-0100.

About the American Diabetes Association

More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, and every 21 seconds another person is diagnosed with diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (Association) is the global authority on diabetes and since 1940 has been committed to its mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. To tackle this global public health crisis, the Association drives discovery in research to treat, manage and prevent all types of diabetes, as well as to search for cures; raises voice to the urgency of the diabetes epidemic; and provides support and advocacy for people living with diabetes, those at risk of developing diabetes and the health care professionals who serve them. For more information, please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETESS (1-800-342-2383) or visit Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish. Find us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn)