American Diabetes Association Resource Center

The Idaho Potato Commission and the American Diabetes Association® (ADA) have announced a multi-year partnership making fresh Idaho® potatoes the first vegetable to participate in the ADA’s esteemed Better Choices for Life program. The purpose of the partnership is to help educate tens of millions of Americans on ways they can add Idaho potatoes to their meal plan.

Diabetes is one of the country’s greatest health crises. 

  • Every 23 seconds, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with diabetes. 
  • One in two Americans is living with diabetes or prediabetes. 

With a mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes, the number one question the ADA receives is, "What can I eat?" Many wrongly believe they cannot eat potatoes.