Salt Lake City, Utah
Utahns 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 Salt Lake City 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.
Learning to live with diabetes dosen't happen overnight and we don't want parents and children to have to do it alone. Family Link connects families with other families of kids with diabetes with our national resources and local events. We provide information and services including advocacy, education, and social events to families living with diabetes throughout Utah. We are dedicated to strengthening relationships between children with diabetes, their families, their diabetes care team and their school and improving education and awareness. Our goal is to help connect parents with mentors who understand how they are feeling, and through fun and social diabetes education events, offer families an opportunity to learn more about diabetes and meet other families of children with diabetes. Just a few examples of our Family Link events include Diabetes Clubhouse, a 2-day camp for kids ages 4-7, Summer Social in the park and our Sweet Kids Halloween Party.
For more information on Family Link activities in your area, please contact Beverly Bartel at email@example.com or 801-363-3024 ext. 7072.
Safe at School
The American Diabetes Association is the leading advocate for the rights of children and adults with diabetes. Children spend most of their time at school. The Association provides parents with resources and training modules to help them work with their child's school to create a medically safe learning environment for your child. Parent "Safe at School" workshops are offered through American Diabetes Association.
For more information for Safe at School please contact Beverly Bartel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-363-3024 ext. 7072.
2014 Extreme Walk 4 Diabetes, Death Challenge
Yoland Holder, two time Guinness World Record holder for the Most Marathon Runs in a calendar year, presents the 2014 Extreme Walk 4 Diabetes, Death Challenge. Her mission is to promote the benefits of walking 30 minutes a day and to encourage people of all ages to get out and get fit. All proceeds from this 10-day journey will go to the American Diabetes Association.
Start: August 22 at Corona City Hall, Corona, CA
End: August 31 at Hilton Grand Vacation/Elara, Las Vegas, NV
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.