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

  • Diabetes Prevention Program: In conjunction with the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services, the American Diabetes Association is working to establish the Nebraska Diabetes Prevention Network and provides technical assistance. The Association also helps organizations in Nebraska that are looking to implement the program and provides education and training on the program and its efforts.
  • Get Fit Don’t Sit is a downloadable toolkit that leads companies in implementing activities throughout the day to help ensure employees are not sedentary.
  • Wellness Lives Here program helps companies, organizations and communities educate and motivate people to adopt healthful habits to reduce the impact of type 2 diabetes and other obesity-related illnesses.
  • Health Champion Designations recognize companies and organizations that integrate and champion a culture of wellness within the workplace.
  • National Healthy Lunch Day helps companies, organizations and communities inspire, encourage and empower employees and members to eat healthy lunches.
  • Diabetes advocacy efforts include supporting government funding for diabetes research and programs, ensuring access to health care, promoting the prevention of type 2 diabetes, combating discrimination and much more.
  • Diabetes Alert Day is a one-day wake-up call to inform the American public about the seriousness of diabetes, particularly when diabetes is left undiagnosed or untreated.
  • Living with Type 2 Diabetes program is a free 12-month program that provides information and support to people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (materials provided online or by mail).
  • Safe at School campaign works to make sure that the diabetes management needs of students are met so they are healthy and safe when they are at school, and all school sponsored activities.
  • Everyday Wisdom Kit is a tool designed to help families of children with Type 1 Diabetes.
  • American Diabetes Association of Nebraska committed funds of more than $220,000 to research projects (through the national office) in 2016. Nationally, that number was more than $34.5 million.

Did You Know?

  • As of 2014, medical costs for those with diabetes in Nebraska are approximately 2.3 times higher than those without diabetes, costing an average of $13,700 each year.
  • In 2015, 30.3 million Americans, or 9.4% of the population, had diabetes.
  • Approximately 1.25 million American children and adults have type 1 diabetes.
  • Of the 30.3 million adults with diabetes, 23.1 million were diagnosed, and 7.2 million were undiagnosed.
  • 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year.
  • In 2015, 84.1 million Americans age 18 and older had prediabetes.
  • Diabetes remained the 7th leading cause of death in the United States in 2015, with 79,535 death certificates listing it as the underlying cause of death, and a total of 252,806 death certificates listing diabetes as an underlying or contributing cause of death.
  • As of 2014, approximately 174,627 people in Nebraska, or 11.6% of the adult population, have diabetes.

You Can Help

  • $10 pays for educational materials to be handed out through community events like health fairs and workshops.
  • $50 pays for a "Get Fit Don’t Sit" toolkit, "Wellness Lives Here" toolkit or "National Healthy Lunch Day" toolkit.
  • $50 provides an Everyday Wisdom kit to help families with children who have type 1 diabetes.
  • $100 pays for more than one minute of research.
  • $200 helps pay for awards and toolkits for the Health Champion designation.

Dollars at Work

  • 22 Nebraska companies downloaded a "Get Fit Don't Sit" toolkit in 2017 for tools and expertise to activate their workforce to make healthy choices for a day.
  • 33 companies and hospitals used the "Wellness Lives Here" toolkit for internal wellness at their place of work or for their patients in 2017.
  • 2,684 individuals were signed up as diabetes advocates in 2017.
  • 15 Alert Day kits were distributed to hospital systems throughout Nebraska in 2017; 10 were e-toolkits downloaded.
  • 1,150 people were enrolled in the Living with Type 2 Diabetes program in 2016.
  • In 2017, five schools were given assistance to help educate staff about caring for a child with T1D, and 16 families were given assistance to help navigate their child's rights regarding diabetes care in a school setting through the "Safe at School" program.
  • 12 "Everyday Wisdom" kits were distributed to families in 2017.

Contact Info
402-571-1101 | web site