American Diabetes Association - Oregon

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OUR MISSION

To prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes

In Oregon, Southwest Washington and Southern Idaho, the American Diabetes Association provides education, research and advocacy aimed at helping the people in our region living with diabetes and pre-diabetes while fighting to Stop Diabetes. Join the Stop Diabetes movement and help us end this disease for the more than 1,400,000 people affected and at risk in our community.

DIABETES STATISTICS

  • 1 in 3: American children born today face a future with diabetes if current trends continue.
  • 233,619: The number of annual deaths due to diabetes in the United States according to death certificate reports from 2005 (Diabetes is likely to be underreported as a cause of death).
  • 29.1 million: The estimated number of children and adults in the United States who have diabetes.
  • 398,554: The estimated number of people in Oregon & SW Washington with diabetes (1/3 unaware they have it).
  • 86 million: The estimated number of Americans with pre-diabetes – at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
  • 1,071,000: The estimated number of Oregon & SW Washington residents who have pre-diabetes.
  • Hispanic/Latino Americans are 1.8 times more likely to have type 2 diabetes than non-Hispanic whites.
  • African Americans are 1.6 times more likely to have type 2 diabetes than non-Hispanic whites.
  • Direct and indirect costs of diabetes total $245 billion annually. $4 billion in Oregon; $6 billion in Washington. One out of every ten health care dollars is spent on diabetes and its complications. Increase of 41 percent since 2007.

LOCAL PROGRAMS

Safe at School
Last year, we provided 545 diabetes trainings to school personnel throughout Oregon and SW Washington. These free Safe at School trainings ensure that children with diabetes remain safe while attending school. 

Family Link
Family Link connects families who are learning to live with diabetes by providing newsletters, resources, training, parent mentors, and local social and educational events. The Jim Hansen, MD Memorial Symposium Series is held to educate and provide the latest information to parents and families of children with type 1 diabetes.

Annual Diabetes Practice Update (ADPU)
Conference held for medical professionals interested in the latest on diabetes care, research and education.

Living with Type 2 Diabetes
Free one-year program for people newly diagnosed with diabetes.  Sign up at diabetes.org or call 1-800-DIABETES.

Wellness Lives Here
Our new corporate wellness platform designed to make your workplace and employees healthier and more productive. Visit www.wellnessliveshere.orgfor more information.

ADVOCACY
Advocacy plays an integral role in our mission. We fight for people with diabetes at the state and federal level and in our courts.  Diabetes advocates work to increase funding for diabetes research and programs; prevent diabetes; improve access to health care and eliminate discrimination against people with diabetes at school, work and elsewhere in their lives.  Become an advocate today by going to diabetes.org/advocate

RESEARCH
The Association supports type 1 and type 2 diabetes research projects that cover the spectrum from islet cell biology and transplantation techniques, to studies in education and behavioral issues. In 2013, the American Diabetes Association Research Foundation invested over $47 million in diabetes research.

Currently funded projects in Oregon:

LOCAL FUNDRAISING EVENTS

Father of the Year Awards, June 15, 2016
The American Diabetes Association and the Father’s Day Council honor fathers, who have not only achieved a high level of success in their careers, but have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to their family and become inspiring role models in the community.Held on center court of the Moda Center, this is a special and unique event. Learn more at diabetes.org/portlandfoty or by contacting Alison Bruun at abruun@diabetes.org.

25th Anniversary Tour de Cure, July 30, 2016
Anyone can ride a bike and help us Stop Diabetes. Join us to raise funds that support diabetes education, research and advocacy. Start a team or ride as an individual on Team Red by going to diabetes.org/tourpdx or contact Marc Bourret at mbourret@diabetes.org.  We have a new start/finish location, Amber Glen Park in Hillsboro, Oregon.

When Breeayn enrolled her son in preschool, she never expected that her son would be turned away because of his diabetes. Three-year-old Micaiah needed assistance with checking his blood sugar, but the staff felt their medical policy did not allow for this. This meant Micaiah could not go to school without a parent to assist him. So Breeayn called the American Diabetes Association. She spoke with staff from the Portland office, who referred her to one of the Association’s Legal Advocates. With the help of the ADA’s Safe at School program, staff were trained so that Micaiah could safely return to school.

The story of Micaiah is one of many we hear every day. Our Safe at School program provides trainings to more than 120 schools each year and trains more than 1,000 teachers and school staff, so that children with type 1 diabetes can attend school and safely manage their diabetes — and have the same learning opportunities as every other child.

We could not provide the Safe at School program without the financial support of people like you.

Safe at School is just one of the many services that we provide to people living with diabetes in our local community. At OHSU, the American Diabetes Association funds more than $1.3 million in diabetes research; over 1,000 people participate in our Living with Type 2 program; and we continue to provide critical support and information to thousands of people living with diabetes and pre-diabetes in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

 

Please help us continue our mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes, including the nearly 400,000 people in Oregon and Southwest Washington who are living with diabetes today.

Together we can Stop Diabetes.

Diabetes by the numbers
Diabetes by the numbers

Celebrating 75 Years of Progress!

For our 75th Anniversary, the American Diabetes Association is honoring decades of progress in diabetes treatment, management and quality of life, and our role in these advancements.

For nearly 25 years, we have held Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes and Tour de Cure in communities across the country.  Together these signature events have raised more than $30 million in 2014 to support our mission; to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

Just as importantly, our walks and riders promote physical activity and celebrate people who live with diabetes - our Red Striders and Red Riders, who received VIP treatment at the events.

Throughout 2015, the Association will create greater awareness of the seriousness of diabetes by acknowledging past discovery and improvement, while focusing on work that still needs to be accomplished.

Discover, Innovation, and Progress!
The Association was founded by 26 physicians when it got underway 75 years ago.  It remained an organization for health care professionals during its first 30 years.  In 1970, the Association welcomed general members.  And in the years since, it has grown to include a network of more than 1 million volunteers.  Yet diabetes has proven a stubborn foe.  To learn more and travel through some of the major milestones, click through this timeline of accomplishments celebrating discovery, innovation and progress.

 

For our 75th anniversary, the American Diabetes Association is honoring decades of progress in diabetes treatment, management and quality of life, and our role in these advancements.

For nearly 25 years, we have held Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes® and Tour de Cure® in communities across the country. Together these signature events raised more than $30 million in 2014 to support our mission.

Just as importantly, our walks and rides promote physical activity and celebrate people who live with diabetes—our Red Striders and Red Riders, who receive VIP treatment at the events.

Throughout 2015, the Association will create greater awareness of the seriousness of diabetes by acknowledging past discovery and improvement, while focusing on work that still needs to be accomplished. Join us to celebrate and to help Stop Diabetes®.

- See more at: http://www.diabetes.org/about-us/75th-anniversary/?utm_source=Offline&utm_medium=Print&utm_content=75years&utm_campaign=75TH#sthash.WdIfAsVh.dpuf

For our 75th anniversary, the American Diabetes Association is honoring decades of progress in diabetes treatment, management and quality of life, and our role in these advancements.

For nearly 25 years, we have held Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes® and Tour de Cure® in communities across the country. Together these signature events raised more than $30 million in 2014 to support our mission.

Just as importantly, our walks and rides promote physical activity and celebrate people who live with diabetes—our Red Striders and Red Riders, who receive VIP treatment at the events.

Throughout 2015, the Association will create greater awareness of the seriousness of diabetes by acknowledging past discovery and improvement, while focusing on work that still needs to be accomplished. Join us to celebrate and to help Stop Diabetes®.

- See more at: http://www.diabetes.org/about-us/75th-anniversary/?utm_source=Offline&utm_medium=Print&utm_content=75years&utm_campaign=75TH#sthash.WdIfAsVh.dpuf

For our 75th anniversary, the American Diabetes Association is honoring decades of progress in diabetes treatment, management and quality of life, and our role in these advancements.

For nearly 25 years, we have held Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes® and Tour de Cure® in communities across the country. Together these signature events raised more than $30 million in 2014 to support our mission.

Just as importantly, our walks and rides promote physical activity and celebrate people who live with diabetes—our Red Striders and Red Riders, who receive VIP treatment at the events.

Throughout 2015, the Association will create greater awareness of the seriousness of diabetes by acknowledging past discovery and improvement, while focusing on work that still needs to be accomplished. Join us to celebrate and to help Stop Diabetes®.

- See more at: http://www.diabetes.org/about-us/75th-anniversary/?utm_source=Offline&utm_medium=Print&utm_content=75years&utm_campaign=75TH#sthash.WdIfAsVh.dpuf
2014 InfoGraphic
2014 InfoGraphic

Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. The cause of diabetes is a mystery, although both genetics and environmental factors appear to play roles.

  • Type 1. An autoimmune disease in which the body does not produce any insulin, most often occurring in children and young adults. People with type 1 diabetes must take daily insulin injections to stay alive.
  • Type 2. A metabolic disorder resulting from the body’s inability to make enough or properly use insulin. This form of the disease is associated with older age, obesity, family history of diabetes, prior history of gestational diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance, physical inactivity and race/ethnicity.
  • Gestational diabetes. Immediately after pregnancy, 5-10% of women with gestational diabetes are found to have type 2 diabetes. Women who have had gestational diabetes have a 35-60% chance of developing diabetes in the next 10-20 years.

Diabetes Statistics

  • 29.1 million: The estimated number of children and adults in the United States who have diabetes; Over 400,000 in Oregon.
  • 86 million: The estimated number of Americans who have prediabetes; Over 1 million in Oregon.
  • 1.7 million: The number of new cases of diabetes diagnosed in people aged 20 years or older in 2010.
  • 13.4 million: The number of women in the United States who have diabetes.
  • 12.8%: The percent of Hispanic/Latino Americans who have diabetes.
  • 13.2%: The percent of African Americans who have diabetes.
  • 69,071: The number of annual deaths due to diabetes in the United States according to death certificate reports from 2010 for a total of 234,051 deaths in which diabetes is a primary or contributing factor.
  • If current trends continue, one in three American adults will have diabetes by 2050.
  • Every 19 seconds one person is diagnosed with diabetes.
  • Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, non-traumatic lower-limb amputation, and new cases of blindness among adults in the United States.
  • Diabetes is a major cause of heart disease and stroke.
  • Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death by disease in the United States.

Cost of Diabetes

  • The American Diabetes Association estimates that the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is $245 billion, $4 billion in Oregon.

o   Direct medical costs reach $176 billion, and the average medical expenditure among people with diabetes is 2.3 times higher than those without the disease.

o   Indirect costs amount to $69 billion (disability, work loss, premature mortality).

  • One out of every ten health care dollars is spent on diabetes. One out of every five health care dollars is spent on a person living with diabetes.

American Diabetes Association

  • The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to stop diabetes and its deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by diabetes.
  • The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.
  • Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
  • Over the years, the American Diabetes Association has invested more than $500 million in diabetes research and provided funding for more than 4,000 research projects.
  • For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.

Links:

Red Strider
Red Strider

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is the signature fundraising walk of the American Diabetes Association. Formerly Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes and America’s Walk for Diabetes, the event has been taking place for more than 20 years and has raised more than $175,000,000 to Stop Diabetes!

More than 100,000 participants from 108 walk events across the country came together last year to raise almost $24 million.

Step Out Walks vary in length and each has its own local flavor, but some common themes can be found across all events:

Red Striders: A Red Strider is someone living with type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes who participates in our events. They are given a Red Strider hat to wear on walk day and are recognized in many special ways. They are a reminder of why we walk!

Champions: Participants who raise $1,000 or more become “Champions to Stop Diabetes”. They are committed to doing everything they can to Stop Diabetes and are truly the backbone of our fundraising efforts. Once a participant sets their fundraising goal at $1,000 or higher, they receive the full support of their ADA staff partner to help achieve their goals. Each Champion receives a medal and other perks at and leading up to the event.

Teams: Teams come in all sizes—two or more people make a team! There are all types of teams involved with Step Out: corporations, families, clubs & organizations, and school groups build teams to walk for those who have been touched by diabetes.

There are many faces and aspects to Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes that all contributed to a community committed to doing their part to prevent and cure diabetes once and for all.

Links:

 

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Organization Information

American Diabetes Association - Oregon

Location: Portland, OR - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.diabetes.org
Project Leader:
Lauren Bryan
Portland, OR United States

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