Live Empowered

Live Empowered is a targeted approach to increase the awareness of the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices such as moving more and eating healthier. Diabetes is one of the most serious health problems the African American community faces today. Twenty-five percent of African Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 have diabetes.

For more information, please contact Jeanette Grimes at

Project Power

A faith-based series of five interactive and educational workshops specifically designed for African American churches. Project POWER was developed to provide churches with a foundation that would assist them in integrating diabetes awareness messages and life application principles into the life of the church.

For more information, please contact Jeanette Grimes at

Por Tu Familia

Diabetes is an urgent health problem in the Latino community. Getting information to the community about the seriousness of diabetes, its risk factors and those who may be at risk, and way to manage the disease is essential. Materials targeting the Latino community, available in English and Spanish, are an integral part of our outreach efforts to help improve the quality of life for Latinos with diabetes. From books to brochures, our publications will give you information on topics ranging from cooking with a Latin flair, to being more physically active, to maintaining a healthy weight.

For more information, please contact Barbara Ortiz at

Stop Diabetes at Work

The American Diabetes Association's Winning at Work: Detecting, Preventing and Managing Diabetes for a Healthy Workplace program provides companies the resources employees need to live healthier lives – whether they are working to prevent diabetes or to manage diabetes if they have already been diagnosed.

To learn more about how your employees can improve their health and "win at work," please contact Peter Ruccione at

Become a Diabetes Advocate!

What you say matters! The Association works to improve access to quality care, eliminate discrimination against adults and children because of their diabetes in schools and the workplace, and works to make sure the federal government is adequately funding diabetes research and programs. Become a diabetes advocate and make your voice heard! Receive action alerts on legislation that affects people with diabetes.

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  • Last Reviewed: January 30, 2014
  • Last Edited: July 14, 2015