The Seattle Diabetes EXPO provides health screenings, educational seminars, product demonstrations and interactive exhibitions make this vast trade show a fun and informative event for more than 5,000 attendees each year. Notable attractions include cooking and active living demonstrations, youth, family and senior living activities. EXPO is American Diabetes Association's largest event, bringing businesses, health care providers, patients, caregivers and community members together for mutual benefit.
Thanks to the 5,000 + people who attended the 2012 Seattle EXPO! The 2013 Seattle EXPO will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2013.
ADA Camp Sealth
Camp served 60 families with diabetes in western Washington this past year. Camp gives children with diabetes the unique opportunity to better manage their disease and build friendships with other children with diabetes, while enjoying a variety of recreational activities in a safe, supportive environment. Full medical teams are on staff to ensure the health and safety of kids during their Camp adventures. http://diabetes.org/adacampsealth
2013 Dates TBD Camp Sealth in Vashon, WA - Email us for more information.
Family Link fosters relationships between families who are dealing with diabetes by hosting events for children of all ages, their siblings and parents. The Association further supports families by providing linkages with schools and clinics, as well as diabetes news updates and other information and educational resources.
Family Retreat gives parents vital diabetes education and the chance to connect with other parents to build their own support network. Find more information on Family Link programs at the Puget Sound Family Link page
Awareness, Education, Information and Support
- Center for Information and Community Support at 1-800-DIABETES
- Membership, general and professional (Diabetes Forecast Magazine, scientific and medical journals)
- Stop Diabetes, www.stopdiabetes.com, our nationwide movement inviting people to Share, Act, Learn and Give
- American Diabetes Association Alert Day — taking place the fourth Tuesday in March www.diabetes.org/alert
- American Diabetes Month® — November www.diabetes.org/adm
- NEW — Living with Type 2 Diabetes Program
- NEW — My Food Advisor - Recipes for Healthy Living
Stop Diabetes @ Work: Diabetes accounts for 15 million work days absent, 120 million work days reduced performance, six million reduced productivity days for those not in the work place, and an additional 107 million work days lost due to unemployment disability attributed to diabetes. People with diagnosed diabetes, on average, have medical expenditures that are approximately 2.3 times higher than those without diabetes.
The Association partners with Northwest employers to provide access to on-site health education and resources to detect, prevent, and manage diabetes in the workplace. More than 8,000 employees have benefited from this workplace program. For more information about the Stop Diabetes @ Work program, please email us.
The American Diabetes Association has developed unique programs and partnerships to serve members of minority populations who are disproportionately impacted by diabetes and traditionally under served.
- Latino Community – The Association provides Spanish language educational materials and services, participating in health fairs and hosting healthy cooking demonstrations. In partnership with SeaMar Community Health Services and the Seattle Mexican Consulate, the Association conducts information sessions and screenings designed to provide resources for preventing, diagnosing and managing diabetes in the Latino community.
- African American Community – Approximately 3.7 million or 14.7% of all African Americans aged 20 years or older have diabetes. The Association has been active with the Seattle and King County REACH Coalition to eliminate diabetes related health disparities among African Americans and other at-risk populations in King County. Additionally, we partner with local churches to provide Diabetes Day education and screenings as well as participate in health fairs and cultural festivals to reach and serve community members.
- American Indian and Alaska Natives – The Association partners with the Tulalip Tribe to offer a variety of educational programming to their members through various health fairs and school-based activities. We also partner with the Seattle Indian Health Board to offer culturally appropriate cooking demos and advocate for sustained funding of the tribal health program.
- Asian American Community – The Association partners with Uwajimaya, Eli Lily and International Community Health Services (ICHS) to provide educational programming, information and resources. Activities include: free diabetes education, screenings and healthy-eating grocery shopping tours.
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