Tuscaloosa County Diabetes Coalition
The ADPH Tuscaloosa County Diabetes Coalition was established in 2012 with the purpose of improving the lives of Tuscaloosa residents by empowering the community to prevent and manage diabetes. The coalition seeks to achieve its purpose by increasing awareness of diabetes and advocating for and promoting policies and programs that improve access to care and outcomes for people with diabetes and those at risk for developing diabetes.
To improve the lives of Tuscaloosa residents at risk or affected by diabetes through community advocacy, education, awareness, and services.
A community that is empowered to prevent and manage diabetes.
Are you interested in becoming a member of the Coalition? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Come Walk with us at the Tuscaloosa Community Walk To Stop Diabetes
September 27, 2014
Bama Belle Park
Registration starts at 8 a.m. Walk begins at 9 a.m.
Visit the Tuscaloosa Community Walk for more information.
World Diabetes Day
Show your support for all those living with diabetes and WEAR BLUE on November 14 - World Diabetes Day.
World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated every year on November 14. The World Diabetes Day campaign is led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and its member associations. It engages millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness. World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat that diabetes now poses. World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day in 2007 with the passage of United Nation Resolution 61/225. The campaign draws attention to issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world and keeps diabetes firmly in the public spotlight.
World Diabetes Day is a campaign that features a new theme chosen by the International Diabetes Federation each year to address issues facing the global diabetes community. While the themed campaigns last the whole year, the day itself is celebrated on November 14, to mark the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best, first conceived the idea, which led to the discovery of insulin in 1922.
Visit World Diabetes Day to learn more about this global campaign.