The ADA (American Diabetes Association) is the leading non-profit health organisation in American, dedicated to providing research, information and advocacy to diabetics. The ADA is an old charity, established in 1940. From a central base the charity has flourished to encompass programs in all 50 US states.
The focus in recent years has also been on prevention and education, particularly amongst minority groups who are more susceptible to the disease.
The ADA also funds research, and is principal in advocating for the rights of diabetic people.