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Our great state of Alaska holds over 68,500 people with diabetes. The American Diabetes Association in Alaska touches every corner of the state to help provide support and educational materials to all those in need.

The Anchorage and Fairbanks offices field calls for discrimination and place calls for action from Alaskan communities. Join us in our effort to advocate for rights of people with diabetes, promote healthy lifestyles to prevent diabetes, and send children with type 1 diabetes to camp!


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Family Link

Learning to live with diabetes dosen't happen overnight and we don't want parents and children to have to do it alone. Family Link connects families with other families of kids with diabetes with our national resources and local events. We provide information and services including advocacy, education, and social events to families living with diabetes throughout Alaska. We are dedicated to strengthening relationships between children with diabetes, their families, their diabetes care team and their school and improving education and awareness. Our goal is to help connect parents with mentors who understand how they are feeling, and through fun and social diabetes education events, offer families an opportunity to learn more about diabetes and meet other families of children with diabetes. Just a few examples of our Family Link events include a day at the Anchorage Zoo, fun time at H2 Oasis and our week long camp for kids.

For more information on Family Link activities in your area, please contact Heidi Perez (Anchorage) at or 907-272-1424 ext. 7125.

Safe at School

The American Diabetes Association is the leading advocate for the rights of children and adults with diabetes. Children spend most of their time at school. The Association provides parents with resources and training modules to help them work with their child's school to create a medically safe learning environment for your child. Parent "Safe at School" workshops are offered through American Diabetes Association.

For more information for Safe at School please contact Heidi Perez at or 907-272-1424 ext. 7125.

Professional Education

Take advantage of our wide variety of continuing education activities for health care professionals. Each activity has been developed by leaders in the field of diabetes with the goal of providing you cutting-edge education to advance knowledge, and strategies to improve clinical practice and patient outcomes.

Upcoming Professional Education Opportunities in the Northwest:
Washington Diabetes Summit | Kirkland, WA
Annual Diabetes Practice Update | Portland, OR

Continuing education credits are available for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, dietitians, pharmacists, certified diabetes educators and other health care professionals.

For more information about Professional Education opportunities, please vist

Wellness Lives Here

A new corporate wellness platform designed to make your workplace and employees healthier and more productive.

For more information, please visit or contact Molly Brenner at

Become a Diabetes Advocate!

Over 3,500 Advocates engage with the Association locally every year and advocate on behalf of those living with diabetes and prediabetes.

Join our advocacy program today!

Volunteer Center

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We welcome your help.

Your involvement as an American Diabetes Association volunteer — whether on a local or national level — will help us expand our community outreach and impact, inspire healthy living, intensify our advocacy efforts, raise critical dollars to fund our mission, and uphold our reputation as the moving force and trusted leader in the diabetes community.

Find volunteer opportunities in our area through the Volunteer Center.


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