More than 3 million Virginians - or 39 percent - 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.
2017 Diabetes Education Program
The Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation has again awarded the American Diabetes Association a grant to bring diabetes education to high risk communities in Central Virginia. The comprehensive education program with six workshops and then follow up and support throughout the year is designed to increase awareness regarding the seriousness of type 2 diabetes and the disparities and high prevalence of diabetes in high risk communities in the Richmond and Tri-Cities areas, while decreasing Body Mass Index (BMI) among the 500 participants.
We are currently recruiting both participants and workshop facilitators. You do not need to have diabetes to participate. Contact Bedford Thaxton at 804-225-8038 ext. 3280 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register.
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 Anastasia Peele at 804-225-8038 ext. 3283 or email@example.com.
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 Anastasia Peele at 804-225-8038 ext. 3283 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.