Local Programs and Resources


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 Kristina Reyes at 323.966.2890 ext:7503 or kreyes@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 opportunities for your community to learn 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 Kristina Reyes at 323.966.2890 ext:7503 or kreyes@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 Kristina Reyes at 323.966.2890 ext:7503 or kreyes@diabetes.org.


Los Angeles Diabetes Alliance

To promote quality education for people with diabetes, the American Diabetes Association endorses the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support. In the Los Angeles area, there are about 40 Association recognized diabetes self-management programs which help to ensure that everyone has access to effective programs to help them learn to better manage their disease.

Find a recognized diabetes self-management education program near you.

Interested in Becoming a Recognized Diabetes Self-Management Education Program?

Check out DiabetesPRO, the American Diabetes Association professional site to learn more about what's required, what to expect during the application process, and lots of tools and resources to get you started.

You can also contact Alissa Singer in our local office at 323-966-2890 ext. 7434.


  • Ensures your program meets the criteria to make it eligible for Medicare reimbursement
  • Enhances program marketing through use of the American Diabetes Association logo and website publication to stimulate referrals from local offices
  • Program Coordinator workbook that will walk you through each of the 10 Standards (which also includes sample forms and templates)
  • Monthly Q&A and new program coordinator conference calls
  • Entitles program to a 40% discounts on American Diabetes Association publications and books and FREE Krames on Demand materials
  • Ability to request Free copies of the Living Well with Diabetes curriculum
  • Free access to Chronicle Diabetes - a HIPPA and HI-Tech compliant web based system

Greater L.A. Education Recognized Program Spotlight

Western Diabetes Institute, Pomona, CA

Western Diabetes Institute has been an Education Recognized Program since 2013. They integrate periodontal health into a "whole person" approach personalized diagnosis and longitudinal team-based management that includes the patient's own community primary care provider. Now in the third year of pilot program with Inland EMpire Health Plan, Western Diabetes Institute's integrated practice unit has contributed to 57% reduction in annual medical expenditures for their members enrolled in the program. Western Diabetes Institute has participated in our Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes by creating a team and fundraising. We are spotlighting them for their diligence in the fight to Stop Diabetes!

For more information about Western Diabetes Institute, visit their website.

Upcoming Events

Check out our local Events Calendar for upcoming Community of Practice Meetings, Diabetes Care Network meetings, and Technical Assistance Calls.

For more information, please contact Pureza Bacor at 323-966-2890 ext. 7463 or pbacor@diabetes.org.

The Wellness Center

The mission of The Wellness Center is to inspire and empower residents and patients to take control of their own health and wellbeing by providing culturally sensitive wellness services and resources that enable prevention, address the root cause of disease and improve health outcomes. To see an up to date schedule of our Diabetes Self Management and Zumba classes please visit TheWellnessCenterLA.org and click the 'Calendar' link on top of the page.