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Californians 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 Los Angeles 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.


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Program Info

Family Link

The American Diabetes Association's Family Link program works to provide information and support to children and adults living with diabetes. Family Link provides opportunities to connect with others through social and educational events, training and resources on how to keep your child Safe at School, support through the Family Link Mentor program, and much more!

If you or your child are currently living with diabetes and you live in the Greater L.A. area please join our private Facebook group!

For more information, please contact Brett Griswold at 323-966-2890 ext. 7512 or bgriswold@diabetes.org.

Live Empowered

Today, 4.92 million or 18.7% of all African Americans aged 20 years or older have diabetes. To address this growing epidemic, the American Diabetes Association created the Live Empowered program and materials to increase awareness of the seriousness of diabetes and its complications among African Americans.

For more information, please contact Valerie Loduem at 323-966-2890 ext. 7487 or vloduem@diabetes.org.

Por tu familia

Diabetes is an urgent health problem in the Latino community. Their rates of diabetes are almost double those of non-Latino whites. Community-based activities are an important part of Por tu familia. Por tu familia ("for your family" in English) workshops and activities create educational opportunites for your community to leasrn more about diabetes, the importance of making healthy food choices and being physically active on a regular basis. Available in both English and Spanish.

For more information, please contact Mercy Willard at 323-966-2890 ext. 7452 or mwillard@diabetes.org.

Speakers Bureau

The Speakers Bureau is a network of dedicated advocates in place to aid the Association in achieving its mission through speaking engagements and lunch & learns within the community. The Bureau is comprised of volunteers, medical professionals, health care providers, community leaders and more, all providing a broad range of backgrounds and experiences to facilitate both public and professional accessibility.

For more information, please contact Valerie Loduem at 323-966-2890 ext. 7487 or vloduem@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.