Find Support

Many of these organizations offer brochures and booklets on diabetes. Some offer referrals to diabetes specialists or diabetes support groups in your area. Call, write or contact the organizations on the Web for more information.

American Association of Diabetes Educators



200 W. Madison Street, Suite 800

Chicago, IL 60606

1-800-338-3633 or 312-424-2426

This organization can refer you to diabetes educators in your area.

American Diabetes Association

1701 N. Beauregard Street

Alexandria, VA 22311

1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or 1-800-232-3472 or 703-549-1500

They can provide information on all aspects of diabetes as well as referrals to diabetes education programs and diabetes support groups.

The American Dietetic Association

120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000

Chicago, IL 60606-6995


This association provides information about healthy eating and referrals to dietitians.

Diabetes Public Health Resource

Division of Diabetes Translation

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

4770 Buford Highway NE, Mail Stop K-10

Atlanta, GA 30341-3717

770-488-5000 or 1-877-232-4636

The CDC provides fact sheets, statistics and publications on diabetes.

International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers

1623 Military Road, #279

Niagra Falls, NY 14304-1745


They can provide a list of English-speaking foreign doctors.

International Diabetes Federation

Avenue Emile de Mot 19

B-1000 Brussels, Belgium


This federation can provide a list of diabetes organizations in other countries.

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International

120 Wall Street, 19th Floor

New York, NY 10005

1-800-223-1138 or 1-800-JDF-CURE (1-800-533-2873) or 212-785-9500

This organization specializes in providing information about infants, children and young adults who have diabetes.

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse

1 Information Way

Bethesda, MD 20892-3560


The clearinghouse provides printed materials as well as online information on all aspects of diabetes.

National Eye Institute

2020 Vision Place

Bethesda, MD 20892


The NEI offers information on diabetic eye disease.

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse

3 Information Way

Bethesda, MD 20892-3580


They have information about diabetes and kidney diseases.

Weight-Control Information Network (WIN)

1 Win Way

Bethesda, MD 20892-3665

202-828-1025 or 1-877-946-4627

They offer fact sheets, pamphlets, reports and literature searches on weight control, obesity and weight-related disorders.

Written by Bobbie Hasselbring

Reviewed by Beth Seltzer, MD

Last updated June 2008