Approximately 1.4 million people in Pennsylvania have diabetes. An additional 325,000 are still undetected. It is estimated that one out of every three children born in the United States will be directly affected by diabetes.
The American Diabetes Association's Pittsburgh office is so committed to educating the public about how to stop diabetes and support those living with the disease. We have a variety of local events and want to encourage you to get involved!
Explore our site to find out about our events, volunteer opportunities, how you can become a corporate sponsor and so much more!
Camp Courage is a lifeline for children with diabetes to develop the critical skills needed to thrive while managing this disease. Attending summer camp helps children develop social skills, self-respect and life-long friendships. We give kids the opportunity to meet other kids just like them while fostering independence, building self-confidence and gaining an awareness of a healthy lifestyle through education, nutrition, exercise, emotional well-being and glucose control.
Become a Diabetes Advocate!
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 at the rest of the population. Our Advocacy efforts work to bring down the barriers and fund critical diabetes research. Take action and become a Diabetes Advocate today!
Are you interested in to setting up a fundraiser to support the American Diabetes Association? There are many ways to do it! If you would like assistance with creating a local event, please visit the Do it Yourself Fundraising webpage.
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.
Contact your local office at 1-888-DIABETES (888-342-2383) or read about ways you can volunteer.