THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO WIN THE FIGHT TO DEFEAT DIABETES

For over 30 years, DDF has provided progressive programs, original content, and diabetes resources, to accomplish our mission of defeating diabetes. Through an integrated approach, DDF works tirelessly to provide communities and individuals with research-based information to raise awareness of the disease, and the tools and action-steps every person can take to prevent type 2 diabetes in their life, the lives of their loved ones, and in their community. 

Arm yourself with knowledge about diabetes, nutrition, and exercise through our current and comprehensive resources on our website. Get involved by signing up for our monthly newsletter, and help support our work and programs through donations and active participation.

Diabetes Prevention

Type-2 diabetes is a highly preventable disease. Healthful and mindful dietary and lifestyle choices can help halt the spread of this rapidly rising global epidemic. Eating diets based on fresh, whole and unprocessed foods, while leading active and balanced lifestyles, can greatly reduce the risk of developing diabetes.

Diabetes Management

Through informed self-management and integrative planning with medical professionals, Diabetics can live happy, healthy and productive lives.

Sustainable Solutions

The ways we as a world population have been living is completely unsustainable, with wide-reaching consequences for our health, our planet and our future. Our programs and content focus on the long-term environmental, social, economic and health impacts of our choices.

Originally considered a “disease of affluence,” type 2 diabetes now crosses all divides and is an unquestionable global epidemic. Type 2 diabetes has become pervasive within poorer communities, minority populations and developing world countries. And no longer does type 2 diabetes develop only in adults; children are now increasingly at risk, as childhood obesity spirals out of control. 

A RISING GLOBAL EPIDEMIC

100000
million people

Globally, more than 420 million people have diabetes – a prevalence of 8.5% of the adult population, and rising. Approximately half are undiagnosed, and more than 350 million are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

100000
Deaths Per Year

Each year, over 250,000 of the more than 30 million people in the United States with diabetes, die due to diabetes complications. The global number of deaths caused by diabetes was a staggering 4 million in 2017.

1000
million children

1 in 3 US children is overweight or obese, and 380 million children are globally. 75% of these children will become overweight or obese adults. 87.5% of adults diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the US are overweight or obese.

SMALL STEP, BIG IMPACT

Your support can save a life and make a difference in how the world responds to the global diabetes epidemic.