Programs

The American Diabetes Association's Eastern Pennsylvania 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 mfoster@diabetes.org.

Advocacy

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®.

Sign up at diabetes.org/advocacy.

Ambassadors Needed!

The American Diabetes Association has established a program to train volunteers to implement diabetes/wellness education workshops in the Eastern Pennsylvania 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 authoritative 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
  • Caregiving
  • Complications - Nerve and Kidney Disease

**Information is readily available in both English and Spanish.

Wellness Lives Here

Wellness Lives Here is designed to inspire healthful habits at work and beyond. For some, it will mean fewer sick days and higher productivity. For others, it will mean looking and feeling better. For all, it will mean more empowered Americans who can better control, delay or prevent type 2 diabetes and related health problems. Year-round engagement will empower companies, organizations and community groups to drive healthy behaviors and to amplify the message.

To learn more about how your employees can improve their health and "win at work," please contact Kevin Kelly at kkelly@diabetes.org.

Youth

There are over 6,000 kids with diabetes in the Philadelphia 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.

Do-It-Yourself Fundraising

Whipping up a bake sale?

Hosting a golf event or interested in starting a community walk?

Want to use your efforts to support the American Diabetes Association?

We can help! Use our peer-to-peer online fundraising system to get the word out to your friends and family, and give them the opportunity to make an online donation to support your efforts on behalf of the American Diabetes Association.

For more information, please visit the Do-It-Yourself Fundraising webpage or contact Ali Carey at acarey@diabetes.org or 610-828-5003 ext. 4641.