As we continue American Diabetes Month, we want to make you aware of the great resource diabetes patients have at their disposal, the American Diabetes Association.
History of ADA
The ADA was founded in 1940 as an exclusive group for physicians to share knowledge of diabetes cases and ongoing research. Through the next few decades it became known for funding diabetes research, encouraging insurance companies to cover diabetes and fighting for equal opportunities for people suffering from the disease.
What ADA Does Now
ADA is a huge resource for people who suffer from diabetes. It offers people numerous ways to prevent and treat the disease. It also gives food recipes, health facts and exercise tips to those wishing to live a more healthy and active lifestyle.
Looking to volunteer? ADA gives people a chance to dedicate their time to raising diabetes awareness and attending programs in various cities all over the United States. Perhaps you would like to donate instead. ADA not only allows you to make a donation to diabetes research, but if the fight is more personal to you because of a loved one or someone you’ve lost, there are more personal donation options for those as well.
News & Research
In the News & Research section of their website, ADA gives the most up-to-date feed of diabetes news, along with milestones in past research, diabetes statistics and online access to the Diabetes Forecast magazine.
Take Advantage of Diabetes Help
The American Diabetes Association is there for you. You can visit the American Diabetes Facebook page to connect with ADA. Keep yourself educated as to the symptoms, how to treat the disease, and how to prevent it.
Do you have Diabetes?
If you’re concerned or questioning if you have diabetes, ARCpoint Labs can run lab tests that check for diabetes for under $50. This is an advantageous option for those who face high deductibles, co-pays or do not have insurance. If you’re in Kansas City and need a diabetes test (a hemoglobin A1c), please contact any of our three Kansas City locations by calling (816) 875-0464.