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!
Want to make a difference to the 29 million Americans affected by diabetes? Then join us for a leisurely beautiful scenic stroll at Bill Frederick Park. Register today and begin your fundraising to change the future while making a positive impact in the lives of those who are affected by diabetes.
Join us and get ready to take the ride of your life! Tour de Cure is more than a cycling event. It’s a life-changing event; a day of fun and excitement, where riders of all levels join in the fight to Stop Diabetes.
November is American Diabetes Month
American Diabetes Month is an important element of the American Diabetes Association efforts to focus our nation’s attention on the diabetes and millions of people affected by diabetes. Please click here to download materials and to find out how you can participate.
November 15th is National Healthy Lunch Day
National Healthy Lunch Day raises awareness about the need to make healthy choices at lunch time. Click here to download your free E-toolkit and to empower your employees and communities to make healthier lunch choices.
Wellness Lives Here
The American Diabetes Association Wellness Lives Here is a free program that offers employers timely resources to promote wellness in the workplace. We are now accepting applications for our Health Champion Designation. This designation is designed for companies and organizations like yours that inspire and encourage culture of wellness. The next round of applications are due by November 15th. For more information please visit, wellnessliveshere.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Diabetes Dare Dance
Dare 3 people to take the Diabetes Dance Dare and donate to fight diabetes. ... Post your video with #DiabetesDanceDare, tag@amdiabetesassn and show your support with a donation to the American Diabetes Association.
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.