Tampa and Southwest Florida

Floridians 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 Southwest Florida office is committed to educating the public about how to stop diabetes and support those living with the disease.

We are here to help.


  • 10 Apr 6:30 AM

    Southwest Florida Tour de Cure

    Lakewood Ranch, Florida
    Tour de Cure is more than just a cycling event. It's a life-changing event. A day full of fun and excitement where riders of all levels join forces in the fight to Stop Diabetes and raise critical funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy in support of the American Diabetes Association. So sign up today and get ready to take the ride of your life!
  • 26 May 2:00 PM

    31st Annual Clinical Conference on Diabetes

    Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
    Want to hear cutting-edge research translated into clinical practice, leading-edge treatment updates, the latest information in diabetes management and earn up to 20.5 credit hours? Join your colleagues and leading diabetes experts at the 31st Annual Clinical Conference.

Program Info

Wellness Lives Here

Wellness Lives Here℠ will educate and motivate people to adopt healthful habits to reduce the impact of obesity and type 2 diabetes in our country. Visit wellnessliveshere.org for more information on getting healthy at work and beyond.

Work Place Prevention

Stop Diabetes at Work is a program of the American Diabetes Association, which provides the resources for employers to use in the workplace to help employees need to live healthier lives—whether they are working to prevent diabetes or to manage diabetes if they have already been diagnosed. For more information on how to get your company involved, please click here.

African American Initiatives

This community and faith based education programs and workshops aims to increase awareness of the rates of diabetes among African Americans. The initiative educates this audience about the seriousness of diabetes and its complications by teaching the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices and educating those with or at risk for developing diabetes about prevention and management

For more information, please contact Pauline Lowe at plowe@diabetes.org.

Family Link and Youth

Learning to live with diabetes does not happen overnight – our message to parents and children is you don't have to do it alone. Family Link connects families with other families of kids with diabetes. 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.

If you would like to be part of our Family Link Program, please contact Pauline Lowe at plowe@diabetes.org.

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 twice a year.

For more information, please contact Pauline Lowe at plowe@diabetes.org.

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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