Maryland Area Community Programs
The American Diabetes Association serves the people of Maryland with many programs and activities to stop diabetes. Through its ongoing events, workplace presentations, and collaborations with local healthcare and educational institutions, the Association seeks to improve the lives of everyone in the region.
For more information about any of the below programs, please contact Matthew Muench at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-265-0074 ext: 4669
Project Power is a faith based program educating the African American community on diabetes awareness, management and prevention.
Por tu Familia
Por tu Familia provides vital information to the Latino-Hispanic community about diabetes prevention and management, and the importance of a healthy diet and physical activity.
Rally to STOP Diabetes
Rally to STOP diabetes is a region-wide series of events that include interactive educational programs that take place during on and around Diabetes Alert Day in March. Activities include: Lectures, Cooking Demonstrations, Health Fairs, Physical Fitness Activities and many more!
The Association has a staff of highly qualified volunteers who attend community events to educate individuals and groups about diabetes prevention and management.
Stop Diabetes @ Work
Stop Diabetes @ Work is a program of the American Diabetes Association which provides the resources your employees need to live healthier lives — whether they are working to prevent diabetes or to manage diabetes if they have already been diagnosed.
Learning to live with diabetes doesn’t happen overnight – and you don’t have to do it alone. The American Diabetes Association is here for your family when you need us most — every day. Register for our Family Connections newsletter and have year-round information on up-to-date research, advocacy events and Family Fun Day events!
Kids with diabetes often feel like they're the only ones living with diabetes – but not at Diabetes Camp! At Lions Camp Merrick, kids have a great time making new friends and participating in fun outdoor activities like hiking, swimming and canoeing. Trained staff, who often have diabetes themselves, help campers manage blood glucose while helping them build confidence in managing their diabetes.
Being diagnosed with diabetes can be overwhelming and some people may not know where to start. The American Diabetes Association is supporting those newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes with their initiative called the Living with Type 2 Diabetes Program.
Nearly 26 million children and adults have diabetes in the United States. Out of that number, nearly 95% have type 2 diabetes. If left uncontrolled, diabetes can lead to serious complications including heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, amputation and even death.
The Living with Type 2 Diabetes Program has two parts:
- Free Informational Booklet - The first part of the initiative is a free informational booklet. When a patient is diagnosed by his or her primary care provider, participating healthcare professionals will distribute the free informational booklet "Where Do I Begin? Living with Type 2 Diabetes," this is available in English or Spanish.
- Free 12-Month Support Program - The second part of the initiative is a free, 12-month support program. The program will provide lifestyle education and offer guidance to help people with diabetes learn how to manage diabetes. Different topics include food and nutrition, stress and emotions, physical activity, preventing complications and how to stay motivated with diabetes management.
Participants also receive a monthly e-newsletter with practical tips, new recipes and opportunities for online and community support. Those enrolled in the English version of the program will also receive three free issues of the Association’s award-winning magazine Diabetes Forecast.
People recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are invited to enroll in a free, 12- month program by visiting www.diabetes.org/living or calling 1-800-DIABETES.
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