Saint Louis, Missouri
Missourians are increasingly feeling the effects of diabetes as thousands of people suffer from the disease, and many others have diabetes and do not yet 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 St. Louis area 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 American Diabetes Association's St. Louis office provides great local programs for people living with diabetes, their friends and family.
Today, 4.92 million or 18.7% of all African Americans aged 20 years or older have diabetes. To address this growing epidemic, the American Diabetes Association created the Live Empowered program and materials to increase awareness of the seriousness of diabetes and its complications among African Americans.
A faith-based series of six interactive and educational workshops specifically designed for African-American churches. Project Power engages the church in a variety of year-round activities that provide lessons which improve the health of those church members living with diabetes, their families, and the greater community as well.
Por tu Familia
Diabetes is an urgent health problem in the Latino community. Their rates of diabetes are almost double those of non-Latino white. Por Tu Familia ("for your family" in English) workshops and activities create educational opportunities for your community to learn more about diabetes, the importance of making healthy food choices, and being physically active on a regular basis. Materials are available in both English and Spanish. In partnership with Casa de Salud, we have offered workshops with Spanish-speaking medical professionals to inform the Latin/Hispanic community about diabetes.
Meet other families of children with diabetes, connect with advocates and experts. Family Link events blend education, networking, and fun! We provide a free educational and networking event at the St. Louis Magic House every year. We also host Diabetes 101 classes, a free information session for caregivers of children with diabetes.
Senior Signature Series
The American Diabetes Association's Signature Senior Series is a new activity targeting older adults across the nation. Our goals are to address the needs of this group of constituents, and increase the level of awareness about the high prevalence of diabetes and pre-diabetes among our seniors. Association staff provides educational sessions and workshops at various elderly care institutions in the St. Louis area.
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.