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.
Oxon Hill, Maryland
The Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is the signature fundraising walk of the American Diabetes Association. Come walk in one of the nation's premier walks along the water at the National Harbor, just south of Washington, DC.
Join us at Fairfax Corner for the Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes benefiting the American Diabetes Association. Come out for a day of fun as you walk along our beautiful 3.2 miles route and celebrate your efforts to Stop Diabetes here in Virginia!
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.
I Decide to Stop 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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. 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 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.