Local Programs and Resources

Camp PowerUp

Our weekend long day camp experience combines both an educational curriculum and fun physical activities to teach healthy behaviors and lifestyles to families in the greater Los Angeles area. Our camps support children aged 7 to 15 who are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Camps will be followed up with 3, 6 and 9 month reunion events. To be eligible for camp children must have a BMI falling within the 85th percentile; or have a family history of type 2 diabetes in their immediate families. For BMI classification please visit nccd.cdc.gov/dnpabmi/Calculator.aspx.

Check out our local events calendar for our Camp PowerUp locations for this summer. For more information, please contact Alissa Singer at 323-966-2890 ext. 7434 or at asinger@diabetes.org.

National Diabetes Prevention Program

This 12-month CDC recognized program is facilitated by certified lifestyle coaches who help participants in a small group environment learn and implement strategies to eat healthier, be more active, and better manage challenges. The program is for individuals at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes who are looking to make a change in their lifestyle but need support on their journey.

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

Safe at School

The Safe at School program utilizes trained volunteer advocates to provide education to parents, healthcare providers, school nurses, and administrators on the rights of a student with diabetes. We want to ensure that the diabetes management needs of students are met so they are healthy and safe when they are at school, and all school sponsored activities. Younger and newly diagnosed students depend on school staff to monitor blood glucose and administer insulin while others need support as they self-manage. And all students need trained school staff who can recognize and treat high and low blood glucose, and administer emergency glucagon.

For more information, please contact Kristina Reyes at 323-966-2890 ext. 7503 or at kreyes@diabetes.org.

2017 Southern California Research Symposium

Join and collaborate with the region's experts on diabetes research, with opportunities to network and promote your own research. Check out our local events calendar for this year's event.

For more information, please contact Alissa Singer at 323-966-2890 ext. 7434 or at asinger@diabetes.org.

Diabetes Care Network

A quarterly speaker series in Pasadena that features researchers and clinicians presenting on best practices and new findings in diabetes research that is open to all. Check out our local events calendar for upcoming events.

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

Wellness Lives Here

This powerful initiative is designed to inspire and fuel our nation's healthful habits at work and beyond. With year-round opportunities, Wellness Lives Here™ helps companies, organizations and communities educate and motivate people to adopt healthful habits to reduce the impact of type 2 diabetes and other obesity-related illnesses. For some, it means fewer sick days and higher productivity. For others, it means looking and feeling better. For everyone, the result is empowerment - Americans who are better able to control, delay or prevent Diabetes and related health problems.

For more information please contact Tracey Hecht 323-966-2890 ext. 7540 or at thecht@diabetes.org.

Diabetes Self-Management Education Recognition Program

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? Contact Alissa Singer at 323-966-2890 ext. 7434 or at asinger@diabetes.org.

The Wellness Center

The mission of The Wellness Center is to inspire and empower Boyle Heights 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. The American Diabetes Association has a team of promotors that provide on-site and in the community health education programs and exercise classes. To see an up to date schedule of our classes please visit TheWellnessCenterLA.org and click the 'Calendar' link on top of the page.

The Wellness Center is located within the Historic General Hospital at 1200 N. State Street, Los Angeles, CA 90003.