American Diabetes Association - National

1701 N Beauregaud St, Alexandria VA (American Diabetes Association)

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General Information
Description of Service- Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. The cause of diabetes continues to be a mystery, although both genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and lack of exercise appear to play roles.
- Major Types of Diabetes
* Type 1 diabetes
- results from the body's failure to produce insulin, the hormone that "unlocks" the cells of the body, allowing glucose to enter and fuel them. It is estimated that 5-10% of Americans who are diagnosed with diabetes have type 1 diabetes.
* Type 2 diabetes
- results from insulin resistance (a condition in which the body fails to properly use insulin), combined with relative insulin deficiency. Most Americans who are diagnosed with diabetes have type 2 diabetes.
* Gestational diabetes
- gestational diabetes affects about 4% of all pregnant women - about 135,000 cases in the United States each year.
* Pre-diabetes
- pre-diabetes is a condition that occurs when a person's blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. There are 54 million Americans who have pre-diabetes, in addition to the 20.8 million with diabetes.
Geographical AreaStates: PA; Countries: USA
Intake ProcedureCall for information. Visit the website and enter in zip code to find an office in your area.
Fees or Charges
Fee AmountsNot Available
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 1 1701 N Beauregaud St
Physical Site City, State, Zip Alexandria, VA 22311
Mailing Address 1 1701 N BEAUREGAUD ST
Mailing City, State, Zip ALEXANDRIA, VA 22311
Main Phone 800-232-3472
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: American Diabetes Association
Affiliated Program: 1701 N Beauregaud St, Alexandria VA (American Diabetes Association)
This Service: American Diabetes Association - National
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Diabetes (YF-3000.2440)
Disease/Disability Information (LH-2700.1700)
General Health Education Programs (LH-2700.2500)
Physician Referrals (LH-2600.6500)
Type 1 Diabetes (YF-3000.2440-800)
Type 2 Diabetes (YF-3000.2440-850)