Floridians are increasingly feeling the effects of diabetes as thousands of people 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 Jacksonville 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 you.
Want to make an impact for a great cause? Then join us for a beautiful scenic walk along the Riverwalk. Get involved, register, form a team, fund-raise or volunteer and help us change the future of diabetes.
Wellness Lives Here
The American Diabetes Association Wellness Lives Here is a free program that offers employers timely resources to promote wellness in the workplace. We are now accepting applications for our Health Champion Designation. This designation is designed for companies and organizations like yours that inspire and encourage culture of wellness. For more information please visit, wellnessliveshere.
Safe at School
The American Diabetes Association is the leading advocate for the rights of children and adults with diabetes. Children spend most of their time at school. The Association provides parents with resources and training modules to help them work with their child's school to create a medically safe learning environment for your child. Parent "Safe at School" workshops are offered in July and August, and a school nurse diabetes update will be offered in time for back to school this summer.
Diabetes Prevention Programs
In collaboration with the Florida Department of Health and local Diabetes Prevention Programs throughout Florida, the American Diabetes Association wants all people with prediabetes to know that getting type 2 diabetes doesn’t have to be a sure thing. In fact, prediabetes can often be reversed. Join a CDC-recognized diabetes prevention lifestyle change program to help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
The program can also lower your risk of having a heart attack or stroke, improve your health overall, and help you feel more energetic. To find a program near you, visit https://nccd.cdc.gov/DDT_DPRP/Programs.aspx.
High Risk Populations and Senior Programs
The American Diabetes Association is the leading authoritative source of information for people with diabetes and their families. Through a variety of activities focused on reaching the diagnosed and those at high risk for diabetes, such as the elderly, Latino/Hispanic, African American and American Indian populations, the Association works to achieve its mission. To discuss opportunities about bringing these programs to your community, please call 888-DIABETES (342-2383).
Camp JADA was established in the early 1990s and has served over 1,500 campers with diabetes. This woodland setting is a wonderful place where campers enjoy swimming, team relays, educational games, crafts, special guest speakers and tons of other fun activities. Learn more about Camp JADA here.
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.