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.
- 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.
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 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 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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We have a new start/finish location, Amber Glen Park in Hillsboro, Oregon.