More than 3 million Virginians are affected by diabetes and prediabetes; and many of these individuals don't yet know it. If current trends continue, it is estimated that one in three Americans will have diabetes by the year 2050.
For this reason the American Diabetes Association's Central Virginia office is committed to educating the public about how to stop diabetes and support those living with the disease. We are here to help.
Held March 27, 2018, American Diabetes Association Alert Day® is a day to sound the alarm about the prevalence of type 2 diabetes by asking everyone to take the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test. The free, anonymous risk test only takes a minute to complete. By answering questions such as “Do you have a family history of diabetes?” and “Are you physically active?” you can learn if you’re at risk for type 2 diabetes in 60 seconds.
Stop Diabetes @ Work
A research-based initiative, Stop Diabetes @ Work can be customized to fit within your existing wellness efforts or used as a stand-alone healthy worksite program. Turnkey materials including healthy lifestyle advice, recipes, diabetes management information and more can be co-branded and shared with your employees all year long.
To learn more and bring wellness to your workplace, please contact Amy Garelick at 804-225-8038 ext. 3287 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Denim for Diabetes
You're invited to participate in the American Diabetes Association's Alert Campaign: Denim for Diabetes. If approved by your company, employees may purchase $5 Denim for Diabetes stickers entitling them to wear denim to work and making them ambassadors for diabetes awareness in your company and in our community.
To learn more about bringing diabetes awareness to your workplace, please contact Amy Garelick at 804-225-8038 ext. 3287 or email@example.com.
Volunteer With Us
Your involvement as an American Diabetes Association volunteer—whether on a local or national level—will help improve lives of everyone impacted by diabetes, maybe even someone close to you. There are many ways for you to get involved—a little time can have a big impact.