What’s the story behind DAA?
The Diabetes Association of Atlanta, Inc., was founded by Mrs. Ernest (Louise) Williams in 1952 as an all-volunteer support group for the parents of children with diabetes. Mrs. Williams continued as the volunteer executive secretary of the organization for 12 years. Under the guidance of Dr. Christopher McLoughlin, the group expanded to include adults and interested physicians and was incorporated in 1953.
Through the years, the Diabetes Association of Atlanta, Inc., has grown and emerged to be a full service agency committed to alleviating the medical, financial, and psychological impact that diabetes has on individuals and their families. The Diabetes Association of Atlanta, Inc. is one of the few nonprofit agencies in Atlanta that addresses the needs of people affected with diabetes through screening, quality comprehensive self-management education courses and medical assistance. The dedicated service of our effective staff has assisted these people in improving the quality of their lives.
The Diabetes Association of Atlanta, Inc. is a grantee of the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc.
The Diabetes Association of Atlanta is not affiliated with the American Diabetes Association or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. One hundred percent of the donations made to the Diabetes Association of Atlanta support our efforts in the 13 county area of Metropolitan Atlanta.