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!
The American Diabetes Association is hosting a free event for families with children with diabetes at Green Meadows Farm - an ideal country setting for you and your family to enjoy the quite outdoors and get to know other families of children with diabetes.
Tour de Cure is more than just a cycling 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. Sign up today and get ready to take the ride of your life!
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 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.
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.