AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION OF NEBRASKA
About The American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is working to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. It funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers programs and services; provides credible information; and gives a voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.
Programs & Services Offered
- Everyday Wisdom Kit is a tool designed to help families of children with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Safe at School program helps children with diabetes at school.
- Living with Type 2 Diabetes (LWT2D) program offers information and support to patients at the moment of diagnosis and throughout their first year with the disease.
- Has provided more than $1.1 million of ADA-funded research in Nebraska since 2005.
- Free Ask the Expert educational sessions with experts.
- Presentations and educational materials provided at community events about diabetes.
- Stop Diabetes@Work program available.
- Diabetes Busters program raises awareness about diabetes with students and their families and educates them about ways to prevent diabetes. The students are also sent home with a "goody bag" full of information to share with their parents and siblings in order to further increase awareness.
- DiabetesPro Professional Resources Online
Did You Know?
- Every 23 seconds someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with diabetes.
- Prevalence: In 2012, 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3% of the population, had diabetes. Of the 29.1 million, 21.0 million were diagnosed, and 8.1 million were undiagnosed.
- Approximately 1.25 million American children and adults have type 1 diabetes.
- Prevalence in Seniors: The percentage of Americans age 65 and older remains high, at 25.9%, or 11.8 million seniors (diagnosed and undiagnosed).
- New Cases: 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year.
- Prediabetes: In 2012, 86 million Americans age 20 and older had prediabetes; this is up from 79 million in 2010.
- Deaths: Diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in the United States in 2010, with 69,071 death certificates listing it as the underlying cause of death, and a total of 234,051 death certificates listing diabetes as an underlying or contributing cause of death.
You Can Help
- $10 pays for educational materials to be handed out through community events like health fairs and workshops.
- $25 provides an individual with a cookbook or other diabetes related book to help them learn more about their disease, what and how to eat and how to manage everyday living.
- $50 can provide a Wisdom Kit to a newly diagnosed family with a child with diabetes to help them understand and learn about the disease in a fun, informational way.
- $100 provides one business with information about diabetes and brings awareness to an entire organization through the Stop Diabetes at work.
- $250 pays for a Diabetes Busters presentation for 25 children.
- $500 funds six minutes of research.
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