Diabetes is a serious problem, particularly in Indiana. It would be a difficult task to find someone who does not personally know an individual with diabetes.
Hoosiers are increasingly feeling the effects of this disease. More than 738,000 children and adults in Indiana suffer from all forms of diabetes, including type 1, type 2 and gestational. Of these, an estimated 160,000 have diabetes but don't know it. Additionally, at least 1.7 million Hoosiers are living with prediabetes, putting them at risk for type 2 diabetes in the future. Today, it is estimated that 1 in 3 children born after the year 2000 in the U.S. will develop diabetes.
We couldn't do the important local work without the leadership of our Community Leadership Board. The Board meets collectively and works together to address the various issues and opportunities pertaining to people with diabetes, to have a greater impact on the American Diabetes Association's Strategic Plan.
2019 Indiana Community Leadership Board Members include: Gina Apple, Department Manager Customer Service, Monarch Beverage, Jeff Bishop, Senior Renewals Manager, Salesforce.org, Matt Caffrey, Senior Director, US Diabetes Marketing Leader, Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly Corporate Center, Mary A. Delaney, MS PT, CWP, Practice Leader-Population Health Strategist, Vital Incite/ LHD Benefit Advisors, Tracey Drzich, Area Executive Director, American Diabetes Association, Gregory Fox, Pharmacy Merchandiser, The Kroger Company, Brad Greiner, District Business Manager, Novo Nordisk Inc., Tamara S. Hannon, MD (President), Endocrinologist, Assoc. Professor of Pediatrics, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, George Huntley, CPA, Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer, Theoris Services, Jim Jones, Chief Operating Officer, Cannon IV, Inc., Todd Laderach, Group Manager, Consumer Marketing, Roche Diabetes Care, Inc., Corey Langston, Market Manager, Walmart, Susan McKinley, Planning and Performance Director, Anthem, Inc., JJ Nelson, Executive Director, Delta Dental, Doug Sanzone (Chair), Primary Care Sales Representative II, Boehringer Ingelheim, and Koleki Wright, Director, Human Resource Business Partner, MHS
Camp John Warvel
Camp John Warvel is a lifeline for children with diabetes to develop the critical skills needed to thrive while managing this disease. Attending summer camp helps children develop social skills, self-respect, and life-long friendships. We give kids the opportunity to meet other kids just like them while fostering independence, building self-confidence and gaining an awareness of a healthy lifestyle through education, nutrition, exercise, emotional well-being and glucose control.
Become a Diabetes Advocate!
Life isn't fair for people with diabetes. First, there is the simple fact of coping with a chronic illness. Second, there are the barriers that prevent people with diabetes from enjoying the same opportunities as the rest of the population. Our Advocacy efforts work to bring down the barriers and fund critical diabetes research. Take action and become a Diabetes Advocate today!
Indiana Diabetes Prevention Network
The National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), led by the CDC, is offered to help people make necessary lifestyle changes. The program was designed and piloted in Indiana by the Indiana University School of Medicine, and has proven to prevent and/or delay type 2 diabetes. This program helped people cut their risk for diabetes in half!
In this year-long program, participants work with a trained "Lifestyle Coach" in a group-like setting to set personal goals, learn how to eat healthily, add daily physical activity, stay motivated, and problem solve issues that can get in the way of making healthy lifestyle changes. To find out more, visit preventdiabetes.isdh.in.gov.
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.
Contact your local office at 1-888-DIABETES (888-342-2383) or read about ways you can volunteer.