Texans are increasingly feeling the effects of diabetes as over 2,841,000 Texans 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 2000 in the United States will be directly affected by diabetes.
That is why the American Diabetes Association's Houston 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.
Our advocacy efforts include supporting government funding for diabetes research and programs, ensuring access to health care, promoting the prevention of type 2 diabetes, combating discrimination and much more. Our Advocacy improves the lives of people living with diabetes while giving them the chance to raise their voice. Become a diabetes advocate.
Living with Type 2 Diabetes
Recently diagnosed? Let us guide you during your first year with five informational packets to help you learn to live well with diabetes. Enroll in the free Living with Type 2 Diabetes Program.
Wellness Lives Here
Wellness Lives Here will educate and motivate people to adopt healthful habits to reduce the impact of obesity and type 2 diabetes in this country. For some, it will mean fewer sick days and higher productivity. For others, it will mean looking and feeling better. For everyone, the result will be more empowered Americans who are better able to control, delay or stop diabetes and related health problems.
For more information about Wellness Lives Here, please contact Melissa Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org
What Can I Eat
A nutrition-focused diabetes self-management support program for adults living with type 2 diabetes and their families and caregivers. Consists of five interactive sessions with measurable results on blood pressure, BMI and A1c.
Camp Rainbow is a four-day summer camp for children with type 1 diabetes. The camp provides children with diabetes a safe and friendly environment to develop the critical skills needed to help them manage diabetes. It is also a chance for them to meet other children with diabetes and develop social skills, self-respect, confidence and build life-long friendships. Campers participate in fun activities such as arts & crafts, canoeing, basketball, volleyball, swimming and much more.
Camp PowerUp is a week-long day camp experience that combines both an educational cirriculum and fun physical activities to teach healthy behaviors and lifestyles to families in the greater Houston area. Our camps support children aged 9 to 14 who are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Coming in Summer 2019.
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.