Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines

Iowans 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 2050 in the United States will be directly affected by diabetes.

That is why the American Diabetes Association's Des Moines office is so committed to educating the public about how to stop diabetes and support those living with the disease.

We are here to help.


  • 6 Jun

    Central Iowa Tour de Cure

    Clive, Iowa
    Registration is now open for the 2015 Central Iowa Tour de Cure. Join us for a day full of fun and excitement where riders of all levels join forces in the fight to STOP diabetes. Choose from a 25, 50, or 75 mile route which will be supported by a crew of dedicated volunteers, along with Rest Stops every 10-15 miles.
  • 26 Sep 8:30 am

    Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes & the Healthy Tailgate and Wellness Expo

    Des Moines, Iowa
    Join us on September 26 for the return of the American Diabetes Association Healthy Tailgate and Wellness Expo! Along with the 5K or 1 mile walk to raise diabetes awareness, we'll be hosting a variety of diabetes education sessions along with a Wellness Expo pre and post walk. Hy-Vee will be hosting the Healthy Tailgate after the walk and we'll enjoy NCAA football on HD on the Go!

Program Info

Diabetes Busters

The Diabetes Busters program was developed by professionals in the field of education, nursing, nutrition, physical education and fitness from the University of Iowa, the Iowa City School District and the American Diabetes Association to present information about diabetes to 4th graders in a fun and interesting way that engage students. It is set up in three different stations that each child visits: one focusing on diabetes education, one focusing on nutrition and one focusing on exercise.

For more information on the Diabetes Busters program, please contact Doug Bickford at

Volunteer Center

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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.

Find volunteer opportunities in our area through the Volunteer Center.