About Diabetes

Diabetes refers to a number of metabolic conditions in which there is a deficiency of the hormone insulin, or the body cannot use the insulin it produces, or both.


Many memorial services include pledging charity in the name of the deceased. Please consider giving to one of the following organizations:

Diabetes-Focused Charities

Many organizations work on behalf of people with diabetes and those who care for them. Some focus on research towards curing people with diabetes; others focus on developing improved treatments for diabetes. Some focus on reaching out to people at risk for diabetes; others help people with diabetes live longer, healthier, and more "normal" lives.

Rather than provide an exhaustive list of diabetes-related charities, we have chosen to focus on a few organizations that provide different types of support. While Yizkor is a Jewish tradition, the causes we have selected are deliberately non-denominational.

Sometimes the family of a person on the Diabetes Yizkor list will request donations go to a specific charity; we honor those requests by adding a link to their listing.

In all cases, please feel free to contribute to the diabetes-related organizations with which you feel most comfortable.

Research and Outreach

Support and Supplies