San Diego, California

The Greater San Diego Area serves over 2.4 million people with diabetes and prediabetes in San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside, and Imperial Counties. 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 Greater San Diego Area office is so committed to educating the public about how to stop diabetes and support those living with the disease. We encourage you, your family and friends to get involved with the many programs and events that we offer locally and Join the Millions® in the fight to Stop Diabetes®.

Proudly Serving San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino and Imperial Counties.


Program Info

The American Diabetes Association's Greater San Diego Area office provides great local programs for people living with diabetes, their friends and family. For information about programs, please contact Sheila Mazdyasni at

Family Link

Camp Wana Kura is a 4-day camp held annually in July at the Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve for children between the ages of 5 and 12 years old living with type 1 diabetes. Teen aids, or camper graduates, ages 13 to 17, also benefit from Camp and serve as role models to the children. Adult and medical volunteers also welcome! For more information about Camp, please contact the staff at or 619-234-9897.

Por tu Familia

Diabetes is an urgent health problem in the Latino community. Their rates of diabetes are almost double those of non-Latino whites. The Por tu familia ("for your family" in English) workshop series is a fun, activity based educational program about the management and prevention of diabetes. Available in both English and Spanish. For information about Por tu familia, please contact Diana Velo at

Awakening the Spirit

Awakening the Spirit is the Association's American Indian/Alaska Native outreach program which seeks to inform and inspire Native American's affected by diabetes about diabetes care, complications and management. For more information please contact Sheila Mazdyasni at Sheila Mazdyasni at or 619-234-9897 ext. 7513.

Volunteer With Us

VolunteerYour 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.

Get engaged. Get involved. Sign Up to Volunteer.


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