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.

About the American Diabetes Association

Nearly half of American adults have diabetes or prediabetes; more than 30 million adults and children have diabetes; and every 21 seconds, another individual is diagnosed with diabetes in the U.S. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization whose mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The ADA drives discovery by funding 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 works to safeguard policies and programs that protect people with diabetes. In addition, the ADA supports people living with diabetes, those at risk of developing diabetes, and the health care professionals who serve them through information and programs that can improve health outcomes and quality of life. For more information, please call the ADA at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit diabetes.org. Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish. Find us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn)