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!
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Diabetes Prevention Program Funding Opportunity
The American Diabetes Association is working with the Florida Department of Health to manage a mini-grant distribution and to provide technical assistance to all organizations in Florida which have a Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) registry and to all organizations in Florida which have a Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) program and want to start a DPP recognized by CDC.
Funded programs will be required to promote health care professional referral to their DPP, encourage health care practices to adopt a policy to refer people with prediabetes or at risk for prediabetes to their DPP, and increase the number of program participants achieving 5-7% weight loss. To qualify, programs must either:
1. Have a DPP that:
a. Is recognized or pending recognition by the CDC
b. Is included on the CDC Registry of Recognized Programs https://nccd.cdc.gov/DDT_DPRP/CitiesList.aspx?STATE=FL; and
c. Has completed at least one class of 16 weekly DPP sessions or currently be conducting a class of 16 weekly DPP sessions as of October 1, 2016
2. Be an American Diabetes Association-recognized or American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)-accredited DSME program.
Application deadline is Noon EDT, Monday, October 24, 2016. Email email@example.com for full details of the opportunity.
Wellness Lives Here
Wellness Lives Here℠ will educate and motivate people to adopt healthful habits to reduce the impact of obesity and type 2 diabetes in our country. Visit wellnessliveshere.org for more information on getting healthy at work and beyond.
African American Initiatives
This community and faith based education programs 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" 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.
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.