Greater New York City
Did you know that here in New York an estimated 2 million people, or 12.5% of the population now have diabetes. Of these, 517,000 of them have diabetes and simply do not know it. In addition, 5,412,000 people in New York or a staggering 36.2% of the population, have prediabetes. Every year an estimated 66,000 people in New York are diagnosed with diabetes. It is our mission to educate those living with diabetes and prediabetes as well as to prevent more New Yorkers from getting diabetes.
The impact of diabetes hits Latino/Hispanic and African American New Yorkers even harder. Of those diagnosed with diabetes 28% are Latinos/Hispanics in the New York City market, and 31% are African Americans. In New York City during 2007, 22 African Americans and 23 Latinos/Hispanics of every 100,000 died from diabetes.
That is why the American Diabetes Association's New York 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!
Become a Diabetes Advocate!
Life isn't fair for people with diabetes. First, there is the simple fact of coping with a chronic illness. Second, there are the barriers that prevent people with diabetes from enjoying the same opportunities at the rest of the population. Our Advocacy efforts work to bring down the barriers and fund critical diabetes research. Take action and become a Diabetes Advocate today!
Volunteer With Us
Your involvement as an American Diabetes Association volunteer—whether on a local or national level—will help improve lives of everyone impacted by diabetes, maybe even someone close to you. There are many ways for you to get involved—a little time can have a big impact.
Contact your local office at 1-888-DIABETES (888-342-2383) or read about ways you can volunteer.