To improve the lives of people with diabetes through support for diabetes research funding and improved clinical care.
Why We Care
Endocrinologists are often on the frontlines of the all-consuming, complex diabetes public health crisis. The Endocrine Society works to make a positive difference in the lives of patients with diabetes, and advocates for access to affordable care and diabetes supplies, and better funding for research focused on diabetes and its comorbidities.
Ensuring adequate funding for the Special Diabetes Program (SDP) is a top priority for the Endocrine Society. The lives of over 114 million Americans living with or at-risk for developing diabetes are being changed through SDP, however, funding will expire on September 30, if Congress fails to act.
In response to the active and devastating 2017 hurricane season, the Endocrine Society, along with seven other organizations formed a coalition to coordinate and deliver diabetes supplies to individuals left without access to water and electricity. DDRC members are committed to delivering life-saving medical care and supplies to areas affected by disasters.
Since 2014, the Endocrine Society has made hypoglycemia a strategic priority, conducting a series of roundtables with key stakeholders from the federal government, provider community, patient advocates, and payers to determine a comprehensive approach to this problem. The Endocrine Society’s Hypoglycemia Prevention Initiative is committed to:
Decreasing the population of patients with T2D on insulin and/or SUs who are high risk for hypoglycemia as an ADE, and;
Decreasing the frequency and severity of hypoglycemia as an ADE among patients with T2D on insulin and/or SUs who are identified as high risk.
ASAE Honors Endocrine Society, Partners with 2018 Summit Power of A Award | June 2018
The Diabetes Emergency Relief Coalition, composed of the Endocrine Society and seven other leading diabetes care and research organizations, will receive the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) 2018 Summit Power of A Award for helping to provide critical diabetes supplies to regions impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
Endocrine Society, ADA, AACE, AADE Strongly Disagree with ACP’s Recent Diabetes Statement | March 2018
Together, the Endocrine Society, the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the American Association for Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), and the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) strongly disagree with the American College of Physicians’ (ACP’s) proposed new guidance that suggests higher blood glucose targets for people with type 2 diabetes.
An estimated 26 million Americans have diabetes, a disease in which there is too much sugar in the bloodstream. About 7 million of them, however, have not yet been diagnosed with the disease. Talk with your doctor if you have symptoms of diabetes and
for more information please visit Hormone.org