Calendar of Events
American Diabetes Association® Alert Day®
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Alert Day is a one-day call to action to encourage those at risk for developing type 2 diabetes or those with loved ones at risk to take the Diabetes Risk Test and, if they score high, to schedule an appointment to see their doctor.
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Durham Fairgrounds, Durham CT
Cyclists from around Connecticut will gather at the Durham Fairgrounds to complete a 10, 25, 50 or 100 mile route to support research for a cure. They will join more than 30,000 other cyclists and volunteers at more than 80 sites throughout the nation this spring. The Tour de Cure raises funds through registration fees and pledges collected by the cyclists.
Annual Endocrine Seminar
This annual event is open to all Physicians and Endocrinology Specialists in Connecticut and Western Mass. The event is intended to educate and inform local doctors, on the latest in diabetes care and research. Many of the topics are taken from the annual World Scientific Sessions that the Association conducts in June of each year throughout the country.
Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes®
This is the premier fund-raising walk of the American Diabetes Association. All funds raised from Step Out are used in support of the Association's mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
New Haven, CT
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Savin Rock Park
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Mass Medical School
New London, CT
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Ocean Beach Park
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Westhill High School
November is American Diabetes Month®
November is American Diabetes Month, a time to communicate the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of prevention and control. For years, the American Diabetes Association has used this month as an opportunity to raise awareness of the disease and its serious complications. In 2009, the Association launched a national movement to Stop Diabetes with the audacious goal of gathering support from millions of Americans to help confront, fight and most importantly, stop diabetes. People are encouraged to join the movement to get involved by sharing, acting, learning and giving. You can help – the future is in your hands. This movement will continue in force in 2013.
42nd Annual Symposium on Diabetes for Health Care Professionals
This one day symposium on diabetes is designed for clinical and home care setting health professionals. After attending the symposium, participants will be able to discuss insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and pre-diabetes. They will also be able to identify successful strategies for weight loss maintenance and describe the applications of currently available continuous monitoring technology.
School Walk for Diabetes
School Walk for Diabetes is a K-12 educational fund-raising program that teaches students the benefits of healthy living, community service and school spirit while raising money for the American Diabetes Association. Through the program, children learn life-long lessons about diabetes and making healthy choices, such as eating good-for-you foods and exercising every day. School Walk for Diabetes helps to fund essential programs aimed at finding a cure for diabetes, preventing its onset and improving the lives of all those affected by diabetes.
Professional Education and CE Credits
The American Diabetes Association provides professional education activities and courses that focus on the latest in basic and clinical research. These activities offer educational opportunities, as well as the chance to network with colleagues. They are designed to reach a wide audience of health care providers including diabetologists, researchers, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, psychologists, and podiatrists as well as international physicians and researchers.
The American Diabetes Association conducts professional education activities in support of its overall mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. It is the Association's belief that the quality of treatment received by the person with diabetes is directly dependent upon the education and expertise of his or her health care team.
American Diabetes Association Family Link®
Connecticut/Western Massachusetts is a community based network of parent volunteers who have children and teenagers with diabetes. We provide information and services including advocacy, education and social events to families living with diabetes throughout the area. We are dedicated to strengthening relationships between children with diabetes, their families, their diabetes care team and their school and improving education and awareness.
The American Diabetes Association is your child's advocate in the school system. Our Family Link Program will be able to help with issues such as forms your school may require for your child and information for your child's teacher and school about diabetes.
If you are interested in participating in any of our Family Link events or are looking for more information, please contact Louise Butcher at 203-639-0385 ext. 3532 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Diabetes Association is pleased to provide access to our research grant database. This database will allow you to search for useful information on Association-funded research grant awardees.
The database also provides brief descriptions of each project, as well as a "Researcher Profile" section where the investigator is given the opportunity to explain how his/her study is important to the field of diabetes research. Database contents are updated at least every six months.
We hope that you will find this new resource to be an easy way to learn more about the American Diabetes Association's research program, and the important work being done through the generous donations of our supporters.
Stop Diabetes is the movement to end the devastating toll that diabetes takes on the lives of our families, friends and neighbors in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. It will inspire and mobilize the general public, volunteers, donors, corporations and the scientific and medical communities to rally around our cause and our call to "Share, act, learn and give."
Through these actions, millions will have the chance to get involved and raise awareness, promote healthy living, and raise dollars to fund education, and critical research that will one day Stop Diabetes once and for all.
Check out our parent mentor volunteer program full of parents just like you!
Become a Red Strider! Know someone with diabetes? Walk for them!
Every dollar you give can be doubled until May 15th to help Stop Diabetes!
Scroll through our calendar of EXPOs to find out when there will be one near you.
Ditch the chips! We've got recipes for eight healthy snacks you'll love to eat.
Learn what BIG discounts on auto insurance may await you.
Get motivated with our newly revised “I Hate to Exercise” book
Subscribe to our blog! It’s the best way to see what we’re up to at the Association.
If you have diabetes, join us for the ride!
Order your Diabetes Forecast® today! 25 Tips to healthy living. Click here to start.
Check out our site full of vegetarian meal planning ideas!
Find your local office to get involved in your community.
A new tool to increase the convenience of portion management
Get recipes, tips and more! Join the conversation!
Learn more about Dribble to Stop Diabetes