Texans are increasingly feeling the effects of diabetes as over 1.8 million people suffer from the disease, and thousands may have diabetes and not know it! It is the sixth leading cause of death in the state of Texas, and the fourth leading cause of death among the African-American and Hispanic communities in Texas.
That is why the American Diabetes Association's Austin office is so committed to educating the public about how to stop diabetes and to support those living with the disease. We provide information and resources to 26 counties in the Central Texas region, having a combined population of approximately 2.8 million people.
To learn more about the burden of diabetes in Texas, download a report produced by the Texas Diabetes Council.
We are always looking for fun and exciting ways to engage the community. For information on the events we attend and host each year, please see the calendar listing below.
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. Read more about it later when we update.
Find volunteer opportunities in our area through the Volunteer Center.