Louisianans are increasingly feeling the effects of diabetes as thousands of people suffer from the disease, and many others may have diabetes and not know it! It is estimated that one out of every three children born after 2000 in the United States will be directly affected by diabetes.
That is why the American Diabetes Association's Louisiana office is so committed to educating the public about how to stop diabetes and support those living with the disease.
We are here to help.
The American Diabetes Association's New Orleans office covers Louisiana and Mississippi.
Whether you are an occasional rider or an experienced cyclist, there is a route just for you. Our 10 mile family ride is our shortest route, with other routes including 25, 50, 58 and 100 miles.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Father of the Year Awards is a new event designed to recognize men that have made family a priority, while balancing a demanding career and community involvement.
Campers are educated daily about diabetes in many ways. In addition to the games they play, they also experience many "informal teaching moments", a sort of learning without knowing it. These moments occur many times throughout the day, whether it be carbohydrate counting, drawing up and injecting insulin or learning about site rotation.
Activities at Camp are geared to all ages. The younger children will enjoy swimming, art and crafts, archery, playground equipment, fishing, nature, dances and an awards ceremony. The program for the teens will include swimming, canoeing, paddle boats, nature, dances, skits, archery, volleyball and an awards ceremony. All activities are supervised by qualified staff.
Gulf Coast Bank Community Rewards Program
Beginning Monday, February 3 through February 28 please consider casting your vote for the American Diabetes Association to be a recipient of the Gulf Coast Bank Community Rewards Program. We encourage you to rally your friends, family and co-workers to vote for the Association to receive a portion of the $50,000 Gulf Coast Bank is donating to local organizations.
For more information, or to cast your vote, please visit CommunityRewards.com and select the American Diabetes Association - Louisiana/Mississippi on the list of registered non-profits. You will be asked to register your name and email, agree to terms and conditions and submit your vote! Thank you!
School Walk for Diabetes
To get your school involved in School Walk, please contact us at 888-342-2383 ext. 6078.
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.