Floridians 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.
The American Diabetes Association's Orlando-Maitland office is committed to educating the public about how to stop diabetes and support those living with diabetes.
We are here to help!
Tour de Cure is more than just a cycling event. It's a life-changing event. A day full of fun and excitement where riders of all levels join forces in the fight to Stop Diabetes® and raise critical funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy in support of the American Diabetes Association.
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The Annual Clinical Conference on Diabetes, one of the nation’s premier clinical diabetes meetings, where attendees come to hear cutting edge research translated into clinical practice. With an emphasis this year on “Primary & Secondary Prevention. This four day professional education will provide up to 20.5 CE credits.
The Father of the Year Awards Dinner, created to honor fathers who successfully balance their personal and professional lives and make a positive impact in our community, raises critical funds to support the work of the American Diabetes Association.
African American Initiatives
This community and faith based education prorams and workshops aims to increase awareness of the rates of diabetes among African Americans. The initiative educates this audience about the seriousness of diabetes and its complications by teaching the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices and educating those with or at risk for developing diabetes about prevention and management. Educational programs and workshops, such as "I Decide to Fight Diabetes Day at Church" and "Project POWER" are important components of Live EMPOWERED. For more information, please contact Pauline Lowe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Link and Youth
Learning to live with diabetes doesn’t happen overnight – and our message to parents and children is you don’t have to do it alone. Family Link connects families with other families of kids with diabetes. Our goal is to help connect parents with mentors who understand how they are feeling, and through fun and social diabetes education events, offer families an opportunity to learn more about diabetes and meet other families of children with diabetes. If you would like to be part of our Family Link Program, please contact Roxanne Rampersaud at email@example.com.
Safe at School
The American Diabetes Association is the leading advocate for the rights of children and adults with diabetes. Children spend most of their time at school. The Association provides parents with resources and training modules to help them work with their child's school to create a medically safe learning environment for your child. Parent "Safe at School" workshops are offered in July and August, and a school nurse diabetes update will be offered in time for back to school this summer.
Stop Diabetes at Work
Stop Diabetes at Work is a program of the American Diabetes Association which provides the resources for employers to use in the workplace to help employees need to live healthier lives — whether they are working to prevent diabetes or to manage diabetes if they have already been diagnosed. The goal is to achieve higher productivity and reduce health care costs by raising diabetes awareness among employees and provide resources and awareness materials for the workplace about detecting, preventing and managing diabetes.
Recognized Education Program
To promote quality education for people with diabetes, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) endorses the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support. To support this goal, the ADA Education Recognition Program (ERP) assesses whether applicants meet the National Standards for Diabetes Self Management Education and Support. To find a program near you, click here then enter your zip code.
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. Read more about it later when we update.
Find volunteer opportunities in our area through the Volunteer Center.