About the Organization:
The American Diabetes Association is the nation’s leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association conducts programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, reaching more than 800 communities. The mission of the organization is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. To fulfill this mission, the American Diabetes Association funds research, publishes scientific findings, provides information and other services to people with diabetes, their families, health care professionals and the public. The Association is also actively involved in advocating for scientific research and for the rights of people with diabetes.
Resources on Aging and Physical Activity:
Link for Life: An Interactive Program on Diabetes and Heart Disease
This interactive program provides practical tips and valuable information about diabetes management and the link between diabetes and heart disease.
ClubPed is an online walking program with a tracker to help you monitor your progress. The site also offers rewards and online chats and message boards.
Small Steps, Big Rewards Program
The prevent type 2 diabetes campaign provides messages and materials for those at high risk: African Americans, Hispanic and Latino Americans, Native Americans and Alaska Natives, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and older adults.