The Diabetes Foundation, Paramus, New Jersey, is a 501(3) corporation whose mission is to improve the care and quality of life for children and adults living day to day with diabetes. DFI provides short-term diabetes medications, supplies and education to needy people with diabetes; offers support services that help set up plans for longer assistance and information and resources for diabetes management; and, sends children with diabetes to summer camp to help them know they are not alone in facing this disease.
Diabetes kills more people each year than Aids and breast cancer combined. It is estimated that one out of every three children born after 2000 in the United States will be directly affected by diabetes. There are well over 29 million Americans, or over 9.3% of the population, that has diabetes.
The Diabetes Foundation focuses its efforts on providing public and professional education. The DFI is the only agency in New Jersey providing short–term medical assistance to people living with diabetes in an effort to improve the quality of life for people with diabetes.