Here in Hawaii, nearly 600,000 people are living with prediabetes or diabetes, affecting 1 in 3 individuals: over 154,000 people with diabetes and an additional 442,000 with prediabetes. Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in Hawaii and nationwide.
With your support, we can continue to invest in innovative diabetes research, advocate for those being discriminated against because they have diabetes, and educate our community about the importance of diabetes management and type 2 diabetes prevention.
For additional information about any of our programs, please contact the American Diabetes Association Hawaii office at 808-947-5979—neighbor islands may call toll-free at 888-DIABETES (888-342-2383)—or ADAHawaii@diabetes.org.
To help those with prediabetes know where they stand and prevent type 2 diabetes, the American Diabetes Association, the American Medical Association, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have partnered with the Ad Council to launch the first national PSA campaign about prediabetes. Know where you stand. Visit DoIHavePrediabetes.org and take the short online risk test now.
Support Programs and Resources
If you are finding daily diabetes management to be a struggle, we can help! Learn about the services, support and resources provided by the American Diabetes Association.
Family and Youth Programs
Being diagnosed with diabetes as a child can be a frustrating and overwhelming experience for the whole family. Connect with other families facing the same obstacles as you are and learn from medical professionals and Association volunteers.
The American Diabetes Association strives to ensure that no one is ever discriminated against for having diabetes. We want to ensure that every child with diabetes is medically Safe at School, band practice, sports events, and class field trips.
Diabetes Care Tasks at School List of Training Materials are available for any school trying to educate their staff and volunteers about diabetes for the safety of their students.
Safe at School Victory in Hawaii
The American Diabetes Association is pleased to announce that thanks to the efforts of Hawaii's Diabetes Advocates, Hawaii House Bill 10 was signed in to law by Governor David Ige on July 2, 2015. This law allows school staff to volunteer to be trained to assist children with diabetes with administration of insulin and glucagon and to assist children with allergies with epipen administration. In addition, the bill allows children, if they are capable to do so, to self-manage their diabetes while at school. Read the full press release.
It is thanks to the hard work and support of Hawaii's Diabetes Advocates and the funds raised to support our local programs and services that this important piece of legislation has become law in the state of Hawaii. Hawaii's keiki with diabetes are now one step closer to being medically Safe at School.
Diabetes in the Workplace
The need for diabetes education doesn't stop when you enter adulthood. It is estimated that 46,000 people in Hawaii have diabetes and don't even know it and many more are at risk! Bring health, wellness and diabetes education into your office with the Stop Diabetes @ Work program!
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.