Floridians are increasingly feeling the effects of diabetes as over 2.3 million residents 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!
Diabetes Prevention Programs
In collaboration with the Florida Department of Health and local Diabetes Prevention Programs throughout Florida, the American Diabetes Association wants all people with prediabetes to know that getting type 2 diabetes doesn’t have to be a sure thing. In fact, prediabetes can often be reversed. Join a CDC-recognized diabetes prevention lifestyle change program to help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
The program can also lower your risk of having a heart attack or stroke, improve your health overall, and help you feel more energetic. Find a program near you here.
The American Diabetes Association is pleased to announce the following Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPP) in Florida received funding to increase health care provider referrals at existing DPPs on the CDC Registry and to establish new programs: DOH Charlotte County, DOH Seminole County, Healthletix Management, LLC (The HIT Center), Holy Cross Hospital, Memorial Hospital Jacksonville, Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf, YMCA of the Suncoast, YMCA Florida's First Coast, YMC South Palm Beach County and YMCA Tampa Metropolitan Area. Funding is made possible through a grant from the Florida Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control.
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.