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Wichita, KS 67203
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Kansans 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 Wichita 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.
Located in the Delano District at 608 West Douglas, Suite 100.
Our office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes® - Register Today
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Step Out is the largest annual fundraiser and educational event for the American Diabetes Association, raising funds for research, education, programs and services as well as educating the public about the disease. Step Out is a one-day walk in more than 200 cities nationwide in the fall. Motivated by their drive to defeat diabetes, participants reach their fundraising goals by asking friends, family and co-workers for donations. The event is a party to celebrate the fundraising accomplishments of our teams and individual participants as well as to promote awareness of diabetes within the local community.
Along the walk, participants are supported by volunteers and staff offering water and encouragement. Included in the festivities is a Health and Wellness Fair that participants are invited to explore in order to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle.
Step Out is an event for the whole family, or for anyone who enjoys the feeling of being part of a community. It is an event for those who want to unite with the American Diabetes Association's family in the fight against diabetes.
American Diabetes Month®
39th Annual Diabetes Health Fair and Professional Symposium
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Hyatt Regency Hotel
"Diabetes Head to Toe"
The Diabetes Health Fair is a wonderful learning opportunity for health professionals as well as people with diabetes and their family members and caregivers.
All who attend will receive diabetes education from local and national speakers. Health professionals and the general public will be in two separate rooms listening to different speakers whose topics fit their learning needs. Health professionals will learn the latest developments in diabetes and will have the opportunity to receive continuing education credits for their attendance. The general public will learn the latest developments as well as ways to improve one's own diabetes management.
More than 150 people from the community attend the Diabetes Health Fair every year. The day includes lunch, snacks and numerous exhibitors demonstrating the latest in diabetes care, equipment and technology.
For more information, please contact Patti Tasker at email@example.com.
TREND (Teens Receiving Education & Networking about Diabetes)
November 15-17, 2013
West Heights United Methodist Church
The purpose of TREND program is to help teens with diabetes make the transition to and through high school, on to college or away from parents, and eventually living on their own. TREND will guide these individuals by helping them develop self-care skills and building their independence. Teens will build a network of peers and medical professionals who will gladly help them maintain optimum health as they move through these phases of life.
Rather than having just a once-a-year camp for teens, TREND will be an ongoing group with activities throughout the year. We want the teens in this program to cultivate relationships with and get ongoing support from each other, the American Diabetes Association and medical professionals.
The first TREND activity, a weekend retreat for teens in grades 9 to 12 (for the 2013-14 school year), will be held November 15-17, 2013 at West Heights United Methodist Church in Wichita. The weekend will be packed with fun activities, outings like a kickboxing class or sporting event, and of course, diabetes education. Teens will be supervised by counselors and both medical and dietary staff.
For more information and to add your teen to the list, please contact Doni Kealey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 316-684-6091 ext. 6906.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
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 to Stop Diabetes and raise critical funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy in support of the American Diabetes Association.
So take the ride of you life and sign up today!
Friday, June 13, 2014
"Dad taught me everything I know. Unfortunately, he didn't teach me everything he knows." Al Unser, Father of the Year honoree, 2009
2014 will be the Fourth Annual Father of the Year Awards Ceremony in Wichita Kansas. Our honorees have demonstrated the ability to balance career and personal life, while providing a role model for their children and making a positive difference in their communities.
Please join us in this heartwarming event honoring great father's in Kansas.
Family Link Wichita
Purpose of Family Link is to provide opportunities for supportive collaborative relationships with other families, health care providers, schools and of course the Association.
Upcoming Family Link Activities
- Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - Pool Party and Holiday Planning Program, Downtown YMCA, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
For more information, please contact Doni Kealey at 316-684-6091 ext. 6906 or email@example.com.
Stop Diabetes at Work℠
Did you know that diabetes accounts for 15 million absent work days, 120 million work days with reduced performance, six million reduced productivity days for those not in the workplace and an additional 107 million work days lost due to unemployment disability attributed to diabetes?
We are pleased to announce the launch of Stop Diabetes at Work, the American Diabetes Association's updated healthy worksite program.
The Stop Diabetes at Work program includes resources for employers, employees and Association staff. If local office resources are limited, the SD@W program can consist of the web portal only. If staff have the ability to further the relationship, there are materials to provide lunch and learns, health fairs and more. Please contact the local Association office at 316-684-6091 for more details.
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