The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) based in Arlington, Virginia. Over the past several years, the ADA experienced a drop in revenues and a decline in the organization’s endowment but in 2018, with the replacement of the Executive Director and key staff, the trend started to reverse. By cutting staff (from 1,500 in 2013 to 1,000 in 2018) and other expenses, ADA seems to be back on track financially. However, it remains to be seen if the organization will accomplish one of their key goals in the years ahead: to prevent and cure diabetes. Read more
The mission of the American Diabetes Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
Established 80 years ago in 1940 when less than a million Americans (or less than 1% of the population) had diabetes, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is one of the few (if not only) non-profit organizations working against a disease that has increased thirtyfold (The CDC estimates that more than 30 million people in the USA have diabetes – primarily Type 2 which is largely preventable and reversible – and that another 100 million people have pre-diabetes which if not treated often leads to Type 2 within 5 years) over the decades despite hundreds of millions of dollars raised by the organization. Read more