American Diabetes Association® Launches New Diabetes Support Directory to Connect Communities to Diabetes Support Programs

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American Diabetes Association® Launches New Diabetes Support Directory to Connect Communities to Diabetes Support Programs
Arlington, Virginia

10 Organizations Featured for Offering Needed Programming to Help People with Diabetes Thrive

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) today launches the Diabetes Support Directory, available at professional.diabetes.org/DSDirectory. The Directory is a free online tool to help connect communities to a qualified, ADA-approved diabetes support program. 

Ten organizations will be among the first programs listed on the Diabetes Support Directory:

  • Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service - Health Extension for Diabetes
  • Gateway Community Health Center - Gateway Diabetes Self-Management program
  • InquistHealth - Diabetes Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - DECIDE Self-Management Support Program
  • New Mexico State University - Kitchen Creations: A Cooking School for People with Diabetes and their Families
  • Pack Health - Pack Health Type 2 Diabetes Digital Coaching Program
  • Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute - Project Dulce
  • Self-Management Resource Center - SMRC Diabetes Self-Management Program
  • Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service - ¡Sí, Yo Puedo Controlar Mí Diabetes! and Wisdom, Power, Control program 
  • The University of Illinois at Chicago - Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP)

Diabetes support programs provide ongoing support to people with diabetes to maintain and expand upon the skill, knowledge and lifestyle changes gained from recognized Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) services. The ADA’s Diabetes Support Initiative assures that diabetes support program curriculums meet the ADA’s criteria for support programming, aligns with the Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes and demonstrates significant positive health outcomes.

“Here at the ADA, we strive every day to help people living with diabetes live their best lives,” said Linda Cann, MSEd, Senior Vice President of Professional Services for the ADA. “Our hope is that all people with diabetes who benefit from DSMES are able to expand upon those skills with a high-quality, effective support program. We built the Diabetes Support Directory to make it easier for communities to find the diabetes support program that works best for them. We applaud these organizations for their commitment to supporting all those living with diabetes.”

To find an ADA-approved diabetes support program or to learn more about ADA’s Diabetes Support Directory, visit professional.diabetes.org/DSDirectory.

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About the American Diabetes Association
Every day more than 4,000 people are newly diagnosed with diabetes in America. Nearly 115 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes and are striving to manage their lives while living with the disease. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization fighting to bend the curve on the diabetes epidemic and help people living with diabetes thrive. For nearly 80 years the ADA has been driving discovery and research to treat, manage and prevent diabetes, while working relentlessly for a cure. We help people with diabetes thrive by fighting for their rights and developing programs, advocacy and education designed to improve their quality of life. Diabetes has brought us together. What we do next will make us Connected for Life. To learn more or to get involved, visit us at diabetes.org or call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383). Join the fight with us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn).