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Why Should I buy from

There are many places to buy diabetes books and products these days. But when you purchase directly from the American Diabetes Association, you are helping to fund important diabetes research, education, advocacy and awareness efforts around the country. Imagine a life free of diabetes and all its burdens. Your purchase can help make a difference. Help us to Stop Diabetes today.

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How can I return items?

Our Guarantee: It is the policy of the American Diabetes Association to accept returns for a refund of the purchase price within thirty (30) days of receipt of your order. The materials must be in resalable condition. Returns should be accompanied by the receipt and/or order number.

Video, computer and audio materials are non-refundable once the seal is broken on the item. eBooks, PDFs, and other digital products are not eligible for returns. Products with custom embroidering or imprinting are non-refundable unless the item was received damaged. Please consult size charts for proper sizing and fit, and verify your imprint messages prior to ordering.

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What do I need to know when shopping if I am a Professional Member of the American Diabetes Association?

Professional membership provides physicians, nurses, research scientists, diabetes educators and other health professionals with the most current information about breakthroughs in diabetes research and treatment options.

Professional Members receive:

  • Print and online access to the journal most relevant to their practice
  • Substantial discounts on American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions registration
  • Discounts on additional medical journals and books
  • A listing in the online Membership Directory: Who’s Who is Diabetes Treatment, Education & Research
  • Annual update of the American Diabetes Association's Clinical Practice Recommendations and more

About diabetes and the American Diabetes Association:

How can I find out more about diabetes?

  • Visit the award-winning website to learn more about diabetes basics, living with diabetes, food and fitness, advocacy, news and research, donating and what’s happening in your community.
  • For diabetes-related questions or to request a diabetes information packet, email us at In order to better serve you, please provide your name and address along with your request.
  • You can also call our Center for Information and Community Support at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383). Our hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 8 PM Eastern Standard Time.

NOTE: Our Diabetes Information Representatives cannot perform diagnosis or recommend medical treatment. They are able to provide general information about diabetes and its management.

What is the Stop Diabetes® movement?

Stop Diabetes is the Association’s movement to end the devastating toll that diabetes takes on the lives of millions of individuals and families across our nation. It inspires and mobilizes the public to “share, act, learn and give,” to help raise awareness, promote healthy living and raise money to fund educational outreach, advocacy efforts and critical research that will ultimately stop diabetes once and for all. Join the millions in the movement today by visiting, calling 1-800-DIABETES or texting JOIN to 69866. (Standard data and message rates apply.).

How can I become a member of the American Diabetes Association?

Become a general member of the American Diabetes Association and receive Diabetes Forecast. If you are interested in becoming a professional member, email us at

How can I make a donation to the American Diabetes Association?

There are several different ways you can donate to the American Diabetes Association, including general gifts, honor and memorial tributes, vehicle donations, estate planning and more. Donations can be made online, by phone at 1-800-DIABETES or by mail.

Where can I find more information about becoming a Diabetes Advocate?

Advocacy plays an integral role in our mission. We fight for the rights of all people affected by diabetes in Washington, DC, in state capitols and in our courts. Become a Diabetes Advocate today.

Is there an American Diabetes Association in my area?

Find a local office, receive more information, and learn how to become involved in your area.