American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association (ADA ) is a existing in the United States association of physicians, other health professionals, scientists and students who are in the field of research and treatment of diabetes mellitus operate, as well as patients, family members and volunteers.

It was founded in 1940 as a medical professional society and in addition to its headquarters in Alexandria around 100 local offices in the United States. Since 1970, in addition to approximately 16,000 members (as of 2013), also join medical training in the form of a general membership of the ADA. The aim of the society is the prevention and cure of diabetes mellitus and improving the lives of people who are affected by this disease. To this end it promotes in particular the associated research and the dissemination of research results through publication of journals such as Diabetes Care and Diabetes, as well as the implementation of scientific meetings. In addition, include various forms of information from patients, families, professionals and the public about the disease to their activities.

For the purpose of recognition of scientific and medical achievements of the club gives a range of prices. As the highest honor the Society applies named after the co-discoverer of insulin and Nobel Laureate Frederick Banting Banting Medal. The supreme body of the Company 's Executive Board (Board of Directors ).