Community Programs

The American Diabetes Association's Central Texas office provides great local programs for workplaces, youth, people living with diabetes, and their friends and family.

School Walk for Diabetes

School Walk for Diabetes is an educational, school fundraising program that promotes healthy living and diabetes awareness. It starts with an engaging kick off where students learn how the body processes food, including key terms like glucose and insulin, the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and steps they can take to prevent type 2 diabetes. Students then participate in a fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association and the program concludes with a School Walk for Diabetes event. Each school has the freedom to make their School Walk for Diabetes event unique! Schools do a variety of fun activities including have a challenge for most laps walked, release balloons in honor of those living with or who have passed from diabetes, have a carnival, hold a "Dance Away Diabetes" event...the sky is the limit!

Are you ready to get in on the fun? Visit diabetes.org/schoolwalk for more information or contact us at dyeater@diabetes.org or 512-472-9838.

Living with Type 2 Diabetes

Recently diagnosed?  Let us guide you during your first year with five informational packets to help you learn to live well with diabetes.  Enroll in the free Living with Type 2 Diabetes Program.

Wellness Lives Here

Wellness Lives Here will educate and motivate people to adopt healthful habits to reduce the impact of obesity and type 2 diabetes in this country. For some, it will mean fewer sick days and higher productivity. For others, it will mean looking and feeling better. For everyone, the result will be more empowered Americans who are better able to control, delay or stop diabetes and related health problems.

If you are interested in additional information about our Worksite Wellness resources and a FREE Lunch & Learn presentation, please contact Caroline Blanco at cblanco@diabetes.org