Washington, DC

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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 National Capital Area is so committed to educating the public about how to stop diabetes and support those living with the disease.

We are here to help. 


  • 13 May 6:00am

    Northern Virginia Tour de Cure

    Reston, Virginia
    Join us for the 2017 Northern Virginia Tour de Cure at the Reston Town Center! When you register for the Tour de Cure you become a part of the American Diabetes Association’s largest fundraising event. Joining you will be thousands of participants from around the country who come together to directly impact the lives of people facing the daily challenges of diabetes and their loved ones.

Program Info


Check out the latest updates and event information with our January e-newsletter.  Please email sschreiber@diabetes.org if you'd like to join the e-newsletter mailing list.  

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! Trainings to become an American Diabetes Association Ambassador will be held every other month.

If you, or someone you know, is interested in serving as an American Diabetes Association Ambassador, please contact Suku Powers at 202-331-8303 ext. 4540 or spowers@diabetes.org.

Health Fairs and Presenter Requests

The American Diabetes Association values the importance of establishing and maintaining community relationships and providing information and services to the local community.

If you would like the American Diabetes Association to participate in a health fair, expo, or other community event, please complete this request form. We recommend submitting your request four to six weeks prior to the event start date. Please contact Suku Powers at 202-331-8303 ext. 4540 or spowers@diabetes.org with any questions or concerns.  

Thank you for your consideration! 

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.