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The African American Diabetes Association (AADA) is a national tax-exempt 501c3 nonprofit organization that seeks to educate African Americans and the general public about diabetes. We work to assist those impacted to manage and prevent diabetes (including type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, and
pre-diabetes). AADA is passionate, serious, and committed to diabetes prevention and educational programs that work to end health disparities.

We advocate for African Americans affected by diabetic conditions and empower African Americans to maximize their quality of life and raise public consciousness while advancing the search for a universal cure. Learn more about news coverage here.



African American Diabetes Association, Inc. 

PO Box 191083, Roxbury, MA 02119      240-564-9040

"It's Black History Month 2022 and A Newly Created Organization Is Ringing The Alarm On African American Diabetes" 

Boston, MA - African American Diabetes Association was established to ring the alarm on the diabetes epidemic and health disparities in African American communities. The newly formed, first-in-the-nation, African American Diabetes Association will provide much-needed outreach, education, research, and advocacy for the millions of Blacks impacted by health disparities related to diabetes. 

Barbara King, a founding Board member and Chairwoman of the Board, a diabetic herself, said, “Data shows and evidence to suggest that African Americans (Blacks) with diabetes, in particular, have disparate results on outcome measures such as blood glucose control, blood pressure control, A1C values, cholesterol values, and incidences of retinopathy, chronic kidney disease, and lower-extremity amputations.” She went on to say, “Through the African American Diabetes Association, we plan to assist the millions of us living with diabetes to tell our stories and awaken the world. We also plan to develop culturally sensitive strategies, and provide African Americans with critical information on Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) such as diet modification, physical activity, mental health, and weight management.”

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