Alabamians are increasingly feeling the effects of diabetes as thousands of people suffer from the disease, and many others may have diabetes and not know it! It is estimated that one out of every three children born after 2000 in the United States will be directly affected by diabetes.
That is why the American Diabetes Association's Birmingham office is so committed to educating the public about how to stop diabetes and support those living with the disease. In 2012, the American Diabetes Association is funding $2.6 million in research in the State of Alabama.
We are here to help.
The American Diabetes Association Alert Day® is a one-day "wake-up call" asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. This year Alert Day will kick-off March 25 and will continue through April 25.
Come take the Ride of Your Life! Join the American Diabetes Association in the fight to Stop Diabetes® by registering for the Alabama Tour de Cure at the University of Montevallo. Several routes options are available to choose from: casual ride (90-minutes), 17, 50 and 102 miles. Spinning will be offered on-site for non-road cyclists.
The purpose of this award is to recognize men who have made family a priority while balancing demanding careers and community involvement. The men we honor understand the importance of giving back and supporting the community, so as honorees they also help sell tickets, tables and ads for the awards dinner, raising much-needed funds to help Stop Diabetes®. Sharing this special evening with other community leaders, friends and family truly makes this event a special evening for all in attendance. Not only is it an opportunity to celebrate fatherhood and support the important work of the American Diabetes Association, it is also a great opportunity to network and connect with other well-respected local business leaders.
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.