Los Angeles, California

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.


Program Info

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 Franco Reyna at 323-966-2890 ext. 7447 or freyna@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 Maria Vasquez at 323-966-2890 ext. 7503 or mvasquez@diabetes.org.

ADA's Education Recognition Program

Do you or someone you know want information or education to help better control diabetes? The American Diabetes Association's (the Association) Education Recognition Program (ERP) can help. An ERP has been certified by the Association to provide high quality Diabetes Self Management Education. There are many recognized programs in the Los Angeles area that are staffed by nurses, dieticians, and health educators who can provide helpful information on making healthy food choices, suggest ways to become more physically active, assist in understanding diabetes medications and checking blood sugar levels as well as many other great tips and suggestions to better manage diabetes. If you would like to connect with an ERP in your area, please enter your zip code here.

For more information, please contact Frank Alcaraz at 323-966-2890 ext. 7452 or falcaraz@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.