The Association funds research to prevent, manage and cure diabetes; delivers services to a huge selection of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their privileges because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our objective is to avoid and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of most people affected by diabetes. WHEN: November 2, 2009 WHY: With nearly 24 million children and adults suffering from the disease in the U.S.By any fair scientific measure, carbonated sodas are bad for human health, and any nation that would force them upon another nation through policies of economic imperialism is usually guilty of nothing less than exporting weight problems and diabetes, together with the enormous health care costs necessary to treat such circumstances. It’s the American gift to India: Obesity, diabetes, bone years and lack of skyrocketing health care costs which will probably bankrupt your national economy. And all the while, pro-business agitators, who have offered their souls to business passions, will state it’s all good for the economy! It does prove one thing, though: U.S. Trade authorities have no shame in aggressively promoting the business interests of influential American companies.