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!
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 Kershaw (Anchorage) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 907-272-1424 ext. 7125 or Christina Stiverson (Fairbanks) at email@example.com or 907-712-4072.
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 Kershaw at firstname.lastname@example.org or 907-272-1424 ext. 7125.
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. Read more about it later when we update.
Find volunteer opportunities in our area through the Volunteer Center.