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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.  See our upcoming events listed below and tune in for additional events taking place throughout the year. 


  • 25 Mar 5:30 pm

    Alert Day - "Walk n' Roll"

    Kansas City, Missouri
    Starting at 5:30 p.m., join us at Walk n' Roll to celebrate the American Diabetes Association Alert Day-a one-day, "wake-up call" to understand your risk of diabetes-where you'll take the Diabetes Risk Test and train with others for the Association's Step Out and Tour de Cure. Kansas City Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport, 150 NW Richards Road, Kansas City, MO 64116. For more information, please contact 913-383-8210.
  • 17 Apr 6:00 pm

    Let's Get Jazzed

    Kansas City, Missouri
    Cramer Capital Management will host their 4th annual Let’s Get Jazzed benefit for the American Diabetes Association in Kansas City at the American Jazz Museum and features a live and silent auction, raffle baskets, great food and drink, and so much more!
  • 10 May 8:30 am

    Diatribe Motorcycle Ride

    Kansas City, Missouri
    DIATRIBE, "Where Family, Diabetes and Motorcycles come together," is brought together by the friendship of riding, the principals of family, the mutual care, survival and defense, of diabetes. Diatribe brings its tribe members beyond that which could be attained by a lone individual.
  • 8 Jun

    Tour De Cure - "Wheels to Weston"

    Parkville, Missouri
    Join us for the ride of your life! Rides range from an 11 mile family ride to our 63 mile ride, beginning and ending at English Landing Park! Participants with diabetes will be recognized as Red Riders. Lunch and family fun provided to the participants following their ride.
  • 13 Jul

    Camp Planet D

    Linwood, Kansas
    Camp Planet D is a residential camp held each summer at Tall Oaks Conference Center. Through Camp Planet D, children and teens-ages 7 to 15-get to experience a regular camp setting all the while being in a safe, medically supervised environment. These children discover new possibilities about themselves and their diabetes while connecting with other children like them.
  • 20 Sep 7:30 am

    Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

    Kansas City, Missouri
    This year Kansas City will Step Out at Theis Park. Bring your chairs, blankets, and tents to enjoy the morning before and after the walk on the beautiful lawn just across from the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. Route is handicap, stroller, and wagon friendly.

Program Info

Patient Education Seminars

Want to learn more about diabetes or need a refresher course on diabetes management? Join us to learn more at our patient education seminars. In collaboration with the Kansas City Regional Association of Diabetes Educators, these seminars will be held at St. Joseph Medical Center on May 17, 2014, and at North Kansas City Hospital on October 18, 2014. There is no fee for this program, but advance registration is required.

For more information and to reserver your seat, please contact Kendra Varns at 913-383-8210 ext. 6849 or kvarns@diabetes.org.

Volunteer Center

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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.