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People of the District of Columbia are increasingly feeling the effects of diabetes as thousands of people suffer from the disease, and many others may have diabetes and don't 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 Washington office is so committed to educating the public about how to stop diabetes and support those living with the disease.
We are here to help.
National Capital Area Office
Our office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. See our staff directory to contact specific members of our office.
We are also on Meetup - National Capital Area: Fit for a Cause.
November is American Diabetes Month
Each November the American Diabetes Association celebrates American Diabetes Month. All month long we unite as a community with special events at programs to raise awareness of diabetes, improve the education of the population on diabetes, and hear from those who live with challenges of diabetes every day! This year the National Capital Area office has some incredible events planned. Also be sure to check out our restaurants partners with whom you can "Dine for Diabetes."
Safe at School Training
November 5, 2013 — 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Children's National Medical Center (111 Michigan Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20010)
Join the American Diabetes Association for Safe at School Training. Find out what rights you have at your son's or daughter's school, when it comes to their diabetes management and learn techniques to make interacting with your school easier. For more information and to RSVP go to www.diabetes.org/safeatschooldc.
ID Day - I Decide to Fight Diabetes at Church
November 10, 2013
Will take place at various churches around the region.
ID Day is a day of action to raise awareness about diabetes during American Diabetes Month. It is a day of action to support diabetes education and churches serve as host sites for interactive diabetes education leading up to ID Day.
Speakers Forum with John Anderson and Tamara Darsow
November 12, 2013 — 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Ireland's Four Courts (2051 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA)
The American Diabetes Association will host a forum with interactive audience discussion at Ireland's Four Courts. Tamara Darsow, VP of Research Programs, will speak about the Association's strides to finding a cure. John Anderson, lifelong athlete dedicated to inspiring, empowering and educating others with type 2 diabetes, will discussing being a cyclist on Team Novo Nordisk. Click here to RSVP for this or any of our other Tour de Cure Red Rider Week events.
Diabetes Academy with Cooking Demonstration
November 18, 2013 — 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Blackburn Center Ballroom at Howard University (122 Blackburn University, Washington, DC 20059)
Sponsored by Novo Nordisk
Join celebrity pastry chef Dana Herbert, best known as the winner of TLC's "Cake Boss: The Next Great Baker," and a Novo Nordisk Diabetes Educator when they visit for a healthy cooking demonstration and educational workshop.
Cooking Demonstration and Holiday Nutrition Session
November 23, 2013 — 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The HSC Pediatric Center (1731 Bunker Hill Road NE, Washington, DC)
Join the American Diabetes Association, UDC and Health Services for Children with Special Needs for a special cooking demonstration and nutrition presentation. Find out how to eat healthy through the holidays and cook more delicious and nutritious meals.
Dine for Diabetes
November 1, 2013 kicks off American Diabetes Month and local area restaurants are helping to Stop Diabetes® through the Association's Dining for Diabetes to raise awareness of this epidemic disease. Join us at the following National Capital Region restaurants to have a portion of the proceeds benefit the American Diabetes Association's efforts to Stop Diabetes through research, public education, and advocacy.
Please present this Dine for Diabetes flyer when you visit any of our restaurant partners.
La Tasca restaurants in Rockville, Arlington, Alexandria and DC will donate a portion of your bill to the American Diabetes Association if you order Esparragos (grilled asparagus) or their amazing Brocheta de Pollo (grilled chicken skewers) at any of their four locations during the month of November.
Red, Hot, and Blue will donate 20% of your order November, eat-in, take out or catering.
California Pizza Kitchen at Pentagon City will donate 20% of your order November, eat-in, take out or catering.
Lebanese Taverna is doing a one-day fundraising event on November 14, 2013, at their locations in Arlington, DC, Pentagon Row, Bethesda and Tysons Corner.
November is a great time to eat out – with family and friends—and to dine for a cause at the same time. Thank you to all of our incredible restaurant partners.
Tour de Cure
The Tour is a ride, not a race, with routes designed for everyone from the occasional rider to the experienced cyclist. Whether you ride 10 miles or 100 miles, you will travel a route supported from start to finish with rest stops, food to fuel the journey and fans to cheer you on! Use the links below to be taken to the Tour de Cure website, where you can register for the 2014 Tour!
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.
Project Power – A faith-based series of six 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 family and church. It engages the church in a variety of year-round activities that provide lessons which improve the health of those church members living with diabetes, their families and the greater community as well.
Project POWER offers six educational workshops. Each workshop is facilitated by a Project POWER Ambassador who is trained by Association staff and provided with a complete implementation guide.
- Diabetes Day
- POWER Over Diabetes
- Fit for the Master's Use
- Taste and See
- A Clean Heart
- Train Up a Child
ID Day - I Decide to Fight Diabetes at Church – ID Day is a day of action to raise awareness about diabetes during American Diabetes Month. It is a day of action to support diabetes education and churches serve as host sites for interactive diabetes education leading up to ID Day. This year ID Day will be held on Sunday, November 10, 2013.
If you are interested any of the Live Empowered programs such as Project Power or ID Day, please contact Tiffany Ingram at 202-331-8303 ext. 4540 or email@example.com.
Por Tu Familia
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.
If you are interested in the Por Tu Familua program or in becoming an Ambassador, please contact Tiffany Ingram at 202-331-8303 ext. 4540 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ambassador Volunteers Needed!
The American Diabetes Association has established a program to train volunteers to implement diabetes/wellness education workshops in the Washington DC Metro Area. The idea is to give people who are passionate about health promotion the resources they need to act by leading workshops on diabetes/wellness in their communities. The American Diabetes Association hopes that these workshops will help get the word out about prevention strategies and the dangers of uncontrolled diabetes. The Association also hopes these workshops become places community members can exchange ideas about what they are doing to stay healthy. The ideal audience will be people that you know from your communities. The benefits of these programs are tremendous for all involved. Ambassador volunteers have the opportunity to motivate friends, family and members of the community to join the fight to Stop Diabetes!
If you, or someone you know, is interested in serving as an American Diabetes Association Ambassador, please contact Tiffany Ingram at 202-331-8303 ext. 4540 or email@example.com.
We attend health fairs anywhere in the Washington Metro Area. We can provide you with information on diabetes prevention and management, as well as, resources for healthy living. If you want to bring the American Diabetes Association to your health fair, please fill out and send a Health Fair Request Form to Lenisa O'Reggio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
For more information on volunteering, please contact Nahome Mazengia at 202-331-8303 ext. 4529 or email@example.com.
See a list of events this month and for upcoming months.
Click on small arrows next to the month’s name to advance list to next month.
Some months may not have any events.
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