San Diego, California

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The Greater San Diego Area serves over 430,000 people 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®.

We serve the greater San Diego area including 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 Angelina Renteria at

Family Link

Family Link connects you to other families of children with type 1 diabetes and offers both national resources and local events. The local Greater San Diego Area Family Link events in 2013 included a Halloween Party at LEGOLAND California, Harvesting and Cooking Class at Olivewood Gardens and a day camp for children with type 1 called Camp Wana Kura.

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 Phillip Espinoza at

Volunteer Center

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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.

Find volunteer opportunities in our area through the Volunteer Center.


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