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Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion/CDC

The Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT) is a part of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). DDT translates diabetes research into daily practice to understand the impact of the disease, influence health outcomes, and improve access to quality health care. Activities include implementing the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) aimed to reduce the burden of diabetes and pre-diabetes by facilitating the adoption of proven approaches to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes and its complications.

Review Date: July 18, 2011

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National Diabetes Education Program

The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) is a federally sponsored initiative, involving public and private partners. NDEP's goal is to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with diabetes and its complications by improving the treatment and outcomes for people with diabetes, promoting early diagnosis, and ultimately, preventing the onset of diabetes. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are jointly sponsoring the development of the program.

Review Date: July 13, 2011

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NIH National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse - NDIC
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC) is an information dissemination service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The NIDDK is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NDIC was established in 1978 to increase knowledge and understanding about diabetes among patients, health care professionals, and the general public. To carry out this mission, NDIC works closely with NIDDK's Diabetes Research and Training Centers; the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP); professional, patient, and voluntary associations; Government agencies; and State health departments to identify and respond to informational needs about diabetes and its management.

Review Date: July 13, 2011

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NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) conducts and supports research on many of the most serious diseases affecting public health. The Institute supports much of the clinical research on the diseases of internal medicine and related subspecialty fields, as well as many basic science disciplines. The Institute's Division of Intramural Research encompasses the broad spectrum of metabolic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, inborn errors of metabolism, endocrine disorders, mineral metabolism, digestive and liver diseases, nutrition, urology and renal disease, and hematology. Basic research studies include biochemistry, biophysics, nutrition, pathology, histochemistry, bioorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, chemical and molecular biology, and pharmacology. NIDDK extramural research is organized into 4 divisions: Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases; Digestive Diseases and Nutrition; Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases; and Extramural Activities.

Review Date: July 21, 2011

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American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.

The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) is the only national nonprofit health agency dedicated to bringing a national focus to autoimmunity, the major cause of serious chronic diseases. AARDA is dedicated to the eradication of autoimmune diseases and the alleviation of suffering and the socioeconomic impact of autoimmunity through fostering and facilitating collaboration in the areas of education, public awareness, research, and patient services in an effective, ethical and efficient manner. AARDA provides patients with information and referrals through its national toll-free patient information line, 1-800-598-4668. AARDA also provides information on its Web site, www.aarda.org.

Review Date: May 23, 2011

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American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association (ADA), formed in 1940, was created to fight diabetes through education and research. Local chapters and affiliates use volunteers to organize educational and screening programs and to conduct fundraising activities to support research aimed at care, control, and cure of diabetes. The Association supports research into the nature and cause of diabetes, more effective means of treatment, factors leading to complications, and prevention and cure of diabetes. Salary support is provided to promising young researchers, and research grants provide scientists with equipment, supplies, and technical assistance for the study of diabetes. Research symposia and scientific sessions are conducted annually. Five professional journals keep the medical and scientific communities up to date in their respective fields. Patient educational programs are conducted by the State and metropolitan affiliates. The ADA also cooperates with governmental organizations at all levels and encourages governmental legislation and programs directed at people with diabetes. There are 40 affiliate organizations and over 800 local chapters.

Review Date: July 14, 2009

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Joslin Diabetes Center

Established in 1898, Joslin Diabetes Center is an internationally recognized institution that treats adults and children with diabetes, conducts diabetes research, educates patients and teaches professional personnel, and maintains summer camps for diabetic children.

Review Date: October 21, 2010

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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. JDRF, with chapters from coast to coast and affiliates around the world, gives more money to diabetes research than any other non-profit, non-governmental health agency in the world.

Review Date: November 17, 2011

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