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!
Wellness Lives Here
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.
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 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.
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.