Alaska

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Alaskans are increasingly feeling the effects of diabetes as more than 68,500 Alaskans are living with diabetes, and an additional 96,000 more have pre-diabetes. It is estimated that one in 3 Americans will have diabetes in 2050 if present trends continue. The Alaskan office, located in Anchorage, helps provide resources and support to people and their families living with diabetes.  Join us in our effort to advocate for rights of people with diabetes and promote healthy lifestyles to prevent diabetes.

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Program Info

For questions regarding the programs listed below, please contact Kathleen Daymen at kdaymen@diabetes.org or call 907-272-1424.

Family Link

Learning to live with diabetes dosen't happen overnight and we don't want parents and children to have to do it alone. Family Link connects families with other families of kids with diabetes to our national resources and local events. We provide information and services including advocacy, education, and social events. We are dedicated to strengthening relationships between children with diabetes, their families, their diabetes care team and their school and improving education and awareness.

Safe at School

The American Diabetes Association is the leading advocate for the rights of children and adults with diabetes. Children spend most of their time at school and parents should feel confident that teachers and school nurses know how to care for their child. The Association provides parents with resources and training modules to help them work with their child's school to create a medically safe learning environment. Parent "Safe at School" workshops are offered through American Diabetes Association.

Professional Education

Take advantage of our wide variety of continuing education activities for health care professionals. Each activity has been developed by leaders in the field of diabetes with the goal of providing you cutting-edge education to advance knowledge, and strategies to improve clinical practice and patient outcomes.

Upcoming Professional Education Opportunities in the Northwest:
Washington Diabetes Summit | Kirkland, WA
Annual Diabetes Practice Update | Portland, OR

Continuing education credits are available for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, dietitians, pharmacists, certified diabetes educators and other health care professionals.

For more information about Professional Education opportunities, please vist professional.diabetes.org.

Wellness Lives Here

Companies are currently spending 1 in 5 health care dollars on people with diabetes.  The American Diabetes Association is committed to curbing these costs by helping companies with their health and wellness plans.  Wellness Lives Here provides opportunities throughout the year for companies to engage their staff and make a difference in the lives of their employees and their families.  Together, we can lower healthcare costs, prevent people from getting diabetes and help those currently living with diabetes get the necessary care and resources they deserve.

For more information, please visit wellnessliveshere.org or contact Molly Brenner at mbrenner@diabetes.org.

Become a Diabetes Advocate!

Sign up to receive advocacy Action Alerts and take action to let our state and federal legistlators understand the urgent need to Stop Diabetes.

Volunteer Center

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We welcome your help.

Your involvement as an American Diabetes Association volunteer — whether on a local or national level — will help us expand our community outreach and impact, inspire healthy living, intensify our advocacy efforts, raise critical dollars to fund our mission, and uphold our reputation as the moving force and trusted leader in the diabetes community.

Find volunteer opportunities in our area through the Volunteer Center.

Sponsors

Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska Family Park Medical Care BP Alaska Hillside Rotary Live Work Play