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!
Join us and other families of children with diabetes and learn the answers you’ve always wanted to know about sending your child with diabetes back to school. Some Topics will include, Medical Management of Diabetes at School, 504 Plans, School Lunches and much more.
Join us for a leisurely stroll around Bill Frederick Park. Celebrate World Diabetes Day with festivities including, entertainment, food, health screenings and much more. Your support is critical to achieving our mission to prevent and cure diabetes and improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
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.
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.