Kansas City, Kansas
People in Kansas are increasingly feeling the effects of diabetes. More than 293,000 people in Kansas are affected by diabetes and, of these, an estimated 69,000 have diabetes but don't know it.
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.
We are here to help!
Learning to live with type 1 diabetes does not happen overnight - our message to parents and children is that you don't have to do it alone. The American Diabetes Association's Youth Programs connects families to other families of children with diabetes. Two integral parts of these programs are Camp Discovery (8-16 years) and Camp Planet D (7-15 years), residential summer youth camps where campers participate in traditional camp activities and gain independence, grow in confidence and discover new skills, all while receiving medical care
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 at 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!
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.