San Francisco, California

Of the nearly 30 million Americans living with diabetes, more than 3.8 million are in California. That's 13.1% of the Golden State's adult population, significantly higher than the national average of 9.2%.

The American Diabetes Association's San Francisco Bay Area office is committed to educating all Californians about ways they can live healthier lives and support friends and loved ones living with diabetes.

Join us at one of our many events or programs throughout the year to learn about diabetes prevention and management and ways you can help stop diabetes.

American Diabetes Month
Join as we salute the 29 million Americans with diabetes — as well as their loved ones — to raise awareness and to create a sense of urgency about this growing public health crisis. The campaign invites people to submit their own stories to capture the authenticity of those who understand this disease best. We invite the diverse diabetes community to stand up and declare “This Is Diabetes"™. For more information, visit us at 

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  • 23 Oct

    Women's Series Tour de Cure

    Pleasanton, California
    By riding you can make a difference in the lives of people affected by diabetes. Be part of hundreds of women passionate about a healthy lifestyle while inspiring others to join the fight to Stop Diabetes.
  • 7 May

    Napa Valley Tour de Cure

    Napa, California
  • 13 Nov

    I Decide to Fight Diabetes at Church

    Oakland, California
    80 Bay Area Churches hold this day of information for their congregations. For more information in the San Francisco Bay Area, contact Ka’Ryn Holder-Jackson, PHD M.B.A. at

Program Info

Live Empowered

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Live Empowered is a targeted approach to increase the awareness of the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices such as moving more and eating healthier. Diabetes is one of the most serious health problems the African American community faces today. Twenty-five percent of African Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 have diabetes.

For more information, please contact Ka'Ryn Holder-Jackson at

Project Power

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A faith-based series of five interactive and educational workshops specifically designed for African American churches.

Project POWER was developed to provide churches with a foundation that would assist them in integrating diabetes awareness messages and life application principles into the life of the church.

For more information, please contact Ka'Ryn Holder-Jackson at

Por Tu Familia

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Diabetes is an urgent health problem in the Latino community. Getting information to the community about the seriousness of diabetes, its risk factors and those who may be at risk, and way to manage the disease is essential. Materials targeting the Latino community, available in English and Spanish, are an integral part of our outreach efforts to help improve the quality of life for Latinos with diabetes. From books to brochures, our publications will give you information on topics ranging from cooking with a Latin flair, to being more physically active, to maintaining a healthy weight.

For more information, please contact Ka'Ryn Holder-Jackson at

Stop Diabetes at Work

The American Diabetes Association's Winning at Work: Detecting, Preventing and Managing Diabetes for a Healthy Workplace program provides companies the resources employees need to live healthier lives – whether they are working to prevent diabetes or to manage diabetes if they have already been diagnosed.

Contact Janice Bross at to learn more about how your employees can improve their health and "win at work!"

Become a Diabetes Advocate!

What you say matters! The Association works to improve access to quality care, eliminate discrimination against adults and children because of their diabetes in schools and the workplace, and works to make sure the federal government is adequately funding diabetes research and programs. Become a diabetes advocate and make your voice heard! Receive action alerts on legislation that affects people with diabetes.

Sign up at

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.