Long Island, New York
Diabetes is growing at an epidemic rate in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes and face its devastating consequences. What's true nationwide is also true in New York.
Did you know approximately 2,000,588 people in New York, 12.3% of the population, have diabetes? Of these, an estimated 517,000 have diabetes but don't know it, greatly increasing health risks. In addition, 5,412,000 people in New York, 36.2% of the adult population, have prediabetes with blood glucose levels higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Every year an estimated 66,000 people in New York are diagnosed with diabetes.
This is why the American Diabetes Association's Long Island office is so committed to educating the public about how to stop diabetes and support those linving with diabetes.
We are here to help!
Riverhead, New York
All routes Start and End at the 4H Club in Riverhead. The Tour de Cure takes you through the beautiful East End of Long Island that can only be seen on 2 wheels!
Jones Beach-Field 5, New York
We Step Out to do our part to Stop Diabetes® and take steps to improve our health! Participants are changing the future and making a positive impact in the lives of those who are affected by diabetes. You can, too! Enjoy a nice stroll down the Jones Beach Boardwalk or sign up for our new 5K!
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.