The American Diabetes Association joined Live Well San Diego as a recognized partner on April 9, 2016. Since 1940, the American Diabetes Association has made it its mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. They have been committed to eliminating diabetes by funding research to manage, cure, and prevent diabetes.
The American Diabetes Association has also worked to educate the general public and health care professionals by providing information on treatment and prevention of diabetes, and has advocated on behalf of people denied their rights because of diabetes. They encourage community members to stay physically active by promoting “National Get Fit Day” and “Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes 5K” to support a healthy lifestyle as a strategy to prevent and manage diabetes and pre-diabetes.
The American Diabetes Association is committed to continuing to advance the Live Well San Diego vision and is embracing strategies in support of this initiative by holding an annual “Tour de Cure” bicycle race, funding innovative scientists and critical research to find a cure for diabetes, and partnering with the County of San Diego’s Health and Human Services department to host a "Diabetes Alert Day" and "American Diabetes Month."