Welcome to my Personal Page!
I've been working for the American Diabetes Association for 15 years now. This will be the 7th time I've been a captain for this event.
The first four years I worked for the Association, I worked in our Call Center talking to individuals with or affected by diabetes and heard directly about what it's like living or living with individuals with diabetes.
Here are some of the things the ADA does to complete its mission.
- Publish the Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes - The go-to guide for health care professionals treating diabetes.
- Educate about diabetes management to help prevent or delay complications of diabetes.
- Run and administer camps for children with diabetes throughout the country. Scholarships are available for children who qualify.
- Answer questions about diabetes directly through our Center for Information.
- Assist individuals dealing with discrimination issues in both schools and workplaces.
- Assist with setting up diabetes management plans through our Safe at School program.
- Lobby government to fund diabetes research.
- Directly fund diabetes research and diabetes researchers.
- Raise public awareness about this devestating disease.
- Education of health care professionals.
- Produce and distribute nutrition, physical activity, and behavioral content for people with diabetes.
- Recognize education programs (this includes quality assurance) for patients with diabetes.
- Host the most prominent diabetes meeting for health care professionals in the world, Scientific Sessions.
- Host programs for patients with diabetes to supplement their own education about the disease.
- Publish books and Diabetes Forecast magazine to educate individuals with diabetes.
- Publish books and peer reviewed journals to educate health care professionals on cutting edge diabetes research and clinical care.
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