Pennsylvanians 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.
That is why the American Diabetes Association's Philadelphia office is so committed to educating the public about how to stop diabetes and support those living with the disease.
We are here to help.
The Philadelphia office serves Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware.
The American Diabetes Association's Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware office serve the community with a variety of programs, workshops and awareness campaigns for people living with diabetes, their friends and family. For information about these programs, please contact Michelle Foster at 610-828-5003 ext. 4643 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Nate Keeney at 610-828-5003 ext. 4624 or email@example.com.
Life isn't fair for people with diabetes. First, there is the simple fact of coping with a chronic illness. Second, there are the barriers that prevent people with diabetes from enjoying the same opportunities as the rest of the population. Our Advocacy efforts work to bring down the barriers and fund research to Stop Diabetes®.
The American Diabetes Association has established a program to train volunteers to implement diabetes/wellness education workshops in the Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware. The idea is to give people who are passionate about health promotion the resources they need to act by leading workshops on diabetes/wellness in their communities.
Safe at School
Some families can send their child with diabetes to school in the morning and feel confident that the school will be prepared to provide the diabetes care that meets their child's needs. Other families worry that their child won't have access to good diabetes management, that their child will be excluded from activities or have to take an exam. Our Safe at School initiative is designed to help the development of written accommodations and care plan developed under federal disability law on a local and state level as well as a plan for how diabetes will be managed at school with a team effort that includes school staff, families and health care providers.
High Risk & Health Disparities Programs
The American Diabetes Association is the leading authoritive source of information for people with diabetes and their families. Through a variety of activities focused on reaching the diagnosed and those at high risk for diabetes, such as the elderly, Latino/Hispanic and African American populations, the Association works to achieve its mission. Many workshops are included in these programs such as:
- Diabetes 101
- Healthy Eating and Nutrition
- Physical Activity
- Complications - Nerve and Kidney Disease
**Information is readily available in both English and Spanish.
There are over 6,000 kids with diabetes in the Southeastern Pennsylvania region alone. Many of them are the only person with diabetes in their schools and families. Programs like our Camp Freedom and our Youth Leadership program provide kids with diabetes a place to interact with other kids with diabetes, learn leadership skills, and feel more confident and normal while living with the disease.
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.