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.
In the Community: Shoe Shop by Demetrius Paschel
Demetrius Paschel wants to use entertainment to change minds, alter bad habits, redress historical wrongs and teach. One of the main issues in his first play, Shoe Shop, is diabetes. Birmingham dates are in the works, check back often and read more at Shoe Shop play.
Our African American Initiatives are a targeted approach to increasing the awareness of the seriousness of diabetes and emphasizing the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices such as moving more and eating healthier. We achieve this through culturally appropriate materials and community-based activities that empower, educate and create measurable differences in the prevalence of diabetes and its complications among people of African descent. To learn more about this program, please visit the Live Empowered page.
November is American Diabetes Month® and a time to communicate the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of diabetes prevention and control. In concert with the other American Diabetes Month activities, churches across the country are engaging their communities in celebration of ID Day at Church, a nationwide movement to Stop Diabetes® on the second Sunday in November. To learn more about how to bring this program to your church, visit the ID Day page.
Stop Diabetes @ Work
Stop Diabetes at Work is a program of the American Diabetes Association, which provides the resources for employers to use in the workplace to help employees live healthier lives — whether they are working to prevent diabetes or to manage diabetes if they have already been diagnosed. For more information, visit Stop Diabetes @ Work.
Living with Type 2 Diabetes
Being diagnosed with diabetes can be overwhelming and many people don't know where to start. That's why the Living With Type 2 Diabetes program offers people with diabetes an opportunity to learn more about diabetes and how to live well with diabetes over a 12-month period. Please visit www.diabetes.org/living to sign up today for free!
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.