Washington, DC

Lincoln Memorial

People in the DMV region 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.

Events

  • 7 Jun

    Tour de Cure - Northern Virginia

    Reston,
    Take a journey through the beautiful Northern Virginia countryside on our 14/20 mile ride, 36 mile ride, 68 mile metric century ride or the 108 mile century+ ride. After the ride, return to Reston Town Center to enjoy a massage, a delicious catered lunch and a fabulous finish line festival complete with music and entertainment!
  • 26 Sep

    Tour de Cure - Washington DC

    Washington, District of Columbia
    Tour de Cure is more than just a cycling 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.

Program Info

Live Empowered

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 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.

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 tingram@diabetes.org.

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 tingram@diabetes.org.

Ambassadors 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. 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. 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 tingram@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.