Central Florida Programs
Family Link and Youth - Ongoing
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.
- Family Link Parent Mentors - Connects parents with mentors who understand how they are feeling.
- Family Link Events - Fun and social diabetes education events offer families an opportunity to learn more about diabetes and meet other families of children with diabetes.
- Diabetes Camps - Full and partial scholarships to children who quality for financial assistance.
- Planet D Website - Safe web content just for kids with diabetes.
If you would like be a part of our Family Link family and receive information on upcoming events, please contact 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. The Association mobilizes trained volunteers to assist parents when they need help working with their child's school.
Parent "Safe at School" workshops are offered in July and August.
Diabetes Advocate - Ongoing
Government Affairs and Advocacy - Ongoing. Advocacy at the American Diabetes Association works to improve access to quality care, eliminate discrimination against people because of their diabetes, and make sure the federal government is adequately funding diabetes research and programs. What you say matters.
Become a diabetes advocate and make a difference; and receive action alerts on state and federal legislation that affects people with diabetes.
I Decide (ID) Day
November is American Diabetes Month® and a time to communicate the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of diabetes prevention and control. In concert with the other American Diabetes Month activities, churches across the country are engaging their communities in celebration of ID Day at Church, a nationwide movement to Stop Diabetes® on the second Sunday in November.
What can your church do? Pay tribute to the many in our community who are working to Stop Diabetes every day. And, challenge others to join these champions by pledging to take actions against diabetes. To learn more, please contact Pauline Lowe, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our African American Initiatives are a targeted approach to increasing the awareness of the seriousness of diabetes and emphasizing the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices such as moving more and eating healthier.
African American Initiatives develop culturally appropriate materials and community-based activities that empower, educate and create measurable differences in the prevalence of diabetes and its complications among people of African descent. The vision of the initiative is a healthier community living free from diabetes and it's complications.
The target audience is all people of African descent living in the United States whether they identify themselves as being African American, Black, African or from the Caribbean.
Workshops and Events: Community-based educational programs/workshops are an important part of the African American Initiatives. Through fun and informative workshops conducted by trained Association staff and volunteers, community members can learn more about diabetes, the importance of making healthy food choices and being physically active on a regular basis.
Description of Workshops:
- Fit and Faithful, Body and Soul - This workshop teaches the importance of physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight in the management of diabetes. Participants learn why physical activity is important and how to incorporate more movement into their daily routine.
- O’ Taste and See - Demonstrates healthy eating and cooking for the entire family, particularly family members with diabetes, and how best to integrate healthy eating into everyday life. Participants will learn healthier ways to prepare food and be able to identify appropriate portion sizes.
- Choose to Live - Sisters Strong Together is a workshop designed to educate African Americans about the risks associated with cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Heart disease is the number one cause of death for African Americans with diabetes, yet the majority is unaware of their increased risk for heart attack and stroke.
- Power Over Diabetes - This workshop creates awareness about diabetes, diabetes management and treatment of diabetes.
- Train Up a Child - This workshop creates awareness that type 2 diabetes is increasing among African American youth and teaches how to assist youth in becoming healthier.
Live Empowered has grown to over 30 churches throughout Central Florida cities reaching over 12,000 church members.
For more information, please contact Pauline Lowe at email@example.com or 407-660-1926.
Living With Type 2 Diabetes - Ongoing
Get more information and support throughout the year. Join the American Diabetes Association Living With Type 2 Diabetes program. The program is available as an online or a mailed program. Both offer the same great content. Choose how you want to receive information when you sign up. Once you sign up, we will send you free regular mailings that will help you learn more about diabetes, stay healthy and feel better.
Diabetes is a journey. The American Diabetes Association is ready to be with you every step of the way.
The Living With Type 2 Diabetes program includes: Three free issues of our award-winning magazine, Diabetes Forecast. More information about how to take care of your diabetes. Delicious and healthy recipes for you and your family.
The American Diabetes Association also offers free information and support at 1-800-DIABETES or firstname.lastname@example.org. Diabetes.org/chat, to chat online with a representative. Local programs and events in your community.
When you enroll in program, choose if you want to receive information through the mail or online. To sign up for the Living With Type 2 Diabetes program: Call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit diabetes.org/living.
Stop Diabetes at Work℠ - Ongoing
The American Diabetes Association's Stop Diabetes at Work will enable local businesses to take tangible steps in improving their employees' health through: Diabetes 101 and 201 Lunch and Learns with lunch provided for a certain number of participants, the company's receipt of the Stop Diabetes at Work comprehensive workplace wellness campaign for implementation.
Check out our FREE program for tips on living with type 2.
Help us raise $1 million for diabetes research and other essential programs.
New tools for meal preparation made easy!
Bee Well for Life gives fitness tips and helps Stop Diabetes!
Great recipes tap the salad bar, deli, and freezer case to get food on the table.
Learn to make delicious vegetarian dishes with this easy-to-follow cookbook.
Celebrate the holidays with Diabetes Forecast! Best deal–order today!
Food is an important part of the African American culture. See our recipes.
Stay on track with our holiday meal planning tips. Recipes everyone will enjoy!
Was your child recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes? Order this free kit.
This personal tracking program is key to diabetes management.
Watch our Stop Diabetes PSA and share with your friends and family.
Recipes for Healthy Living, a holiday survival guide & more!
Get helpful tips for stress-free traveling with diabetes.
Check out our parent mentor volunteer program full of parents just like you!