Philadelphia Local Programs
The American Diabetes Association serves the people of Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey with many programs and activities to stop diabetes. Through its ongoing events, workplace presentations, and collaborations with local healthcare and educational institutions, the Association seeks to improve the lives of everyone in the region.
Project Power is a faith based program educating the African American community on diabetes awareness, management and prevention.
Por Tu Familia
Por tu Familia provides vital information to the Latino-Hispanic community about diabetes prevention and management, and the importance of a healthy diet and physical activity.
The Community Leadership Summit
The Community Leadership Summit addresses leaders from the corporate, faith-based, and public service sectors in the region to raise awareness and initiate action.
March 26, 2013 marks American Diabetes Association Alert Day®. Alert Day is a one-day "wake-up call” asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
For more information about Alert Day or to learn how you or your organization can be involved, contact Michelle Foster at 610-828-5003 ext. 4643 or email@example.com.
Camp Freedom-Diabetes Camp for Kids, is a weeklong residential camp for children ages 8 to 16, with type 1 diabetes, offering a wide range of camp activities along with education on managing the day-to-day challenges of living with diabetes.
Safe at School workshops teach families and school nurses how to work together to build a safe and supportive environment for students with diabetes
For more information about the programs listed above contact Rachel Slamon at 610-828-5003 ext. 4657 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stop Diabetes @ Work is a program of the American Diabetes Association which provides the resources your employees need to live healthier lives — whether they are working to prevent diabetes or to manage diabetes if they have already been diagnosed.
Being diagnosed with diabetes can be overwhelming and some people may not know where to start. The American Diabetes Association is supporting those newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes with their initiative called the Living with Type 2 Diabetes Program.
Nearly 26 million children and adults have diabetes in the United States. Out of that number, nearly 95% have type 2 diabetes. If left uncontrolled, diabetes can lead to serious complications including heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, amputation and even death.
The Living with Type 2 Diabetes Program has two parts:
Free Informational Booklet
The first part of the initiative is a free informational booklet. When a patient is diagnosed by his or her primary care provider, participating healthcare professionals will distribute the free informational booklet “Where Do I Begin? Living with Type 2 Diabetes,” this is available in English or Spanish.
Free 12-Month Support Program
The second part of the initiative is a free, 12-month support program. The program will provide lifestyle education and offer guidance to help people with diabetes learn how to manage diabetes. Different topics include food and nutrition, stress and emotions, physical activity, preventing complications and how to stay motivated with diabetes management.
Participants also receive a monthly e-newsletter with practical tips, new recipes and opportunities for online and community support. Those enrolled in the English version of the program will also receive three free issues of the Association’s award-winning magazine Diabetes Forecast.
People recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are invited to enroll in a free, 12- month program by visiting www.diabetes.org/living or calling 1-800-DIABETES.
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