The mission of the American Diabetes Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Created in 1940, the Association has a variety of accomplishments in discovery, innovation, and progress in the realm of diabetes. Priority Investment areas include: research, healthcare excellence, advocacy, and total wellness.
The state of Iowa has two field offices, one located in Urbandale and the other in Cedar Rapids. These two offices serve the 300,000 Iowans living with diabetes and another 810,000 Iowans living with pre-diabetes in a variety of ways. Over the past year, through fundraising events, donations, and volunteers, the local Association has had major accomplishments including:
·ADA provided $453,287 for research at the University of Iowa and has committed $588,049 in research for 2017
·Diabetes Busters, an ADA program that teaches 4th Grade children about the difference between Type 1 & Type 2 diabetes, benefits of good nutrition and proper exercise, continues to expand throughout Iowa
·ADA provided financial support for the 2016 Camp Hertko Hollow camp session, an Iowa camp for children affected by diabetes.
·Currently, over 3,000 Iowans have signed up for ADA’s free “Living With Type 2 Diabetes Program”
·Collaboration with Public Health Departments across the state to assist in launching Diabetes Prevention Programs in their communities
·Families of newly diagnosed children with Type 1 diabetes have been taking advantage of ADA’s free Wisdom Kits and Safe at School materials
·ADA operates www.diabetes.org and 1-800-DIABETES which provide the ultimate resource for questions regarding diabetes - including affordability, medications, diet, exercise, discrimination issues, information and community support.
·Through the free Wellness Lives Here program, ADA has teamed up with Iowa employers to provide guidance with wellness programs and hosting lunch & learns for employees.
Learn more about the American Diabetes Association at http://www.diabetes.org/desmoines
For further information contact Jessica Thornton at 515-471-8523 or firstname.lastname@example.org