Federal Agencies


  • CDC's Diabetes Public Health Resource: Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT)

    The Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT) is a part of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Its mission is to eliminate the preventable burden of diabetes through leadership, research, programs, and policies that translate science into practice. The DDT’s goal is to reduce the burden of diabetes in the United States. The division works to achieve this goal by combining support for public health-oriented diabetes prevention and control programs (DPCPs) and translating diabetes research findings into widespread clinical and public health practice
  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK)

    The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is the government’s lead agency for diabetes research. The NIDDK operates three information clearinghouses of potential interest to people seeking diabetes information and funds six Diabetes Research and Training Centers and eight Diabetes Endocrinology Research Centers.
  • National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC)

    NDIC is a service of the NIDDK. It serves as a diabetes information, education and referral resource for health professionals and the public. Diabetes education materials are available free or at a little cost. Literature searches on a myriad of subjects related to diabetes are provided. NDICC publishes Diabetes Dateline, a semi-annual newsletter.
  • National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

    The NDEP is a partnership of the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and public and private organizations at federal, state, and local levels working together to reduce the mortality associated with diabetes. The participation of diabetes organizations, and the program's partnerships with more than 200 health professional, community, and consumer groups and private sector organizations, ensure broad and meaningful input in its design, effective implementation, and wide dissemination of its messages and educational tools.

    The NDEP aims to change the way diabetes is treated by the media, by the public, and by the health care system. In the past 3 years, NDEP program messages and resources have reached more than 180 million people through nationwide campaigns and community activities.
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

    NDEP has partnered with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to create three online videos about type 2 diabetes as a resource for people who might be at risk or have been recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The videos feature informational interviews with people who live with type 2 diabetes and use graphics to explain the science behind the disease, such as how blood glucose operates in the body. The videos also address symptoms and risk factors for type 2 diabetes, emphasize the importance of physical activity and making healthy food choices, and point out how health care professionals can help people with diabetes manage their disease.

    The videos can be viewed at www.healthcare411.org.
  • National Eye Institute — NIH

    NEI conducts and supports research that helps prevent and treat eye diseases and other disorders of vision. NEI promotes public and professional awareness of the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of diabetic eye disease. It produces patient and professional education materials related to diabetic eye disease and its treatment including literature for patients, guides for health professionals, and education kits for community health workers and pharmacists.
  • Office of Minority Health Resources Center

    The Office of Minority Health Resource Center was established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health in 1987. OMH-RC serves as a national resource and referral service on minority health issues.

    The center collects and distributes information on a wide variety of health topics, including substance abuse, cancer, heart disease, violence, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and infant mortality. The Resource Center also facilitates the exchange of information on minority health issues.

    Unlike a clearinghouse, OMH-RC offers customized database searches, publications, mailing lists, referrals, and more regarding American Indian and Alaska Native, African American, Asian American and Pacific Islander, and Hispanic populations.
  • State Diabetes Prevention and Control Programs (DPCPs)

    State Diabetes Prevention and Control Programs develop and implement local and statewide diabetes education and outreach programs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides resources and technical assistance to DPCPs to build their capacity to execute their programs.
  • Indian Health Services Diabetes Program

    American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities suffer a disproportionately high rate of type 2 diabetes when compared with other populations in the U. S. and throughout the world. The Indian Health Service (IHS) supports a myriad of programs serving AI/AN communities including the I H S Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention. Low literacy patient education materials are available for order at www.ihs.gov/MedicalPrograms/diabetes/resources/rde/index.cfm?module=catalog
  • USDA

    The US Department of Agriculture web page supports information on educational resources about healthy eating and outreach including the My Pyramid Steps to a Healthier You plan. The plan can help you choose the foods and amounts that are right for you. My Pyramid Tracker provides an assessment of your food intake and physical activity level.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Diabetes Education Program is jointly sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with the support of more than 200 partner organizations.