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People in the Kansas City area are increasingly feeling the effects of diabetes, with thousands of people suffering from the disease locally. Many others have diabetes and don't know it. More than 320,000 people in our metro area are affected by diabetes, and 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 your American Diabetes Association's KC Metro office is committed to educating the public about how to stop diabetes and support those who have the disease with resources and information. Call us—we're here to help.
Upcoming Community Events
November Is American Diabetes Month
Send Us Your Photo
During American Diabetes Month® in November, the American Diabetes Association will continue to ask people to submit a personal image to the Association's Facebook mosaic representing what "A Day in the Life of Diabetes" means to them to showcase the extraordinary effort it takes to live a day with diabetes. The image can be a picture of themselves or someone they care about and should represents how the disease impacts their lives. It will become part of a larger mosaic image that will embody the message of "A Day in the Life of Diabetes."
"We're excited to further grow this online campaign and heighten the overall awareness of diabetes in the Greater Kansas City Area," stated Linda Crider, American Diabetes Association Executive Director. "Diabetes doesn't stop. It is 24/7, 365 days a year. By calling on our community to take a public stand through social media, we continue to shine a light on the issue of diabetes and those who live with it each and every day."
Learn how you can submit your personal image and story during American Diabetes Month by visiting us at facebook.com/AmericanDiabetesAssociation or diabetesmosaic.org, or by calling 1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383).
Help Subway Raise Funds - Deliciously!
Subway restaurants are once again running a wonderful Pin-Up campaign for the Association in Kansas City. Stop by your local Subway today and round up your meal to the next dollar to donate. We are looking for Subway fans to top last years' total of $30,000.00 raised in just 2 months. All funds raised stay right here in the Kansas City area! This campaign runs through the end of November.
Take the Test
November is a time to communicate the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of diabetes 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. Some time this month, take the test to learn your risk for developing type 2 diabtes and make an appointment with your healthcare provider to learn more about your results. It's easier to halt the onset of this disease than to treat it. Do your part to Stop Diabetes®!
Additional Upcoming Events
- Leavenworth Diabetes Seminar, TBD
- Tour de Cure®, June 8, 2014
Join us for the ride of your life! For more information, please contact Courtney Gray at 913-383-8210 ext. 6846 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Camp Planet D, July 13-18, 2014
Registration opens February 1. For more information, please contact Kendra Varns at 913-383-8210 ext. 6849 or email@example.com.
- Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes®, September 20, 2014
Walk with us for a Cure! For more information, please contact Leslie Hernandez Brown at 913-383-8210 ext. 6842 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want Quick Answers to Questions About Diabetes?
Maybe you're wondering about what you can eat, how to manage a spike in blood glucose, or how to get financial assistance for medicine. Help is a 1-800 phone call away! The American Diabetes Association provides a Call Center for Information and Community Support that is ready for your inquiries from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Dial 1-800 DIABETES (800-342-2383) for information.
If you'd rather use email to ask about diabetes-related questions or to request a diabetes information packet, send your inquiry to AskADA@diabetes.org. Remember include your name and address for information requests.
Want local help? Contact Trish Thedinger in Overland Park at 913-383-2810 ext. 6841.
Looking For an Opportunity to Volunteer?
Contact our Volunteer Center—We welcome your help.
Your involvement as an American Diabetes Association volunteer — whether on a local or national level — will help us expand our community outreach and impact, inspire healthy living, intensify our advocacy efforts, raise critical dollars to fund our mission and uphold our reputation as the moving force and trusted leader in the diabetes community.
Find volunteer opportunities in our area through the Volunteer Center. Learn more at the Association's Volunteer Center.
Other Ways to Interact With Us
Follow our local office to learn more about what's happening in your community:
See a list of events this month and for upcoming months.
Click on small arrows next to the month’s name to advance list to next month.
Some months may not have any events.
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