Erie County Diabetes Association

Erie Gives

It's that time of year! Erie Gives is right around the corner and we are asking for your help. Please consider a donation to Erie County Diabetes Association on August 9th, Erie Gives Day.

Our mission is to combat the diabetes epidemic in our community by increasing public awareness to prevent diabetes or help individuals who have diabetes to manage it more effectively. Everyone is affected by Diabetes in our community.

Erie Gives 2016

Date: Tuesday, August 9th

Time: 8 am to 8 pm

Where: www.eriegives.org

 

All donations given on that day ($25 minimum on a credit card) will be increased by a prorated match from the Erie Community Foundation and the event sponsors!

So, save the date, August 9th and remember to donate to the Erie County Diabetes Association for Erie Gives Day!

Thank you for your generosity and for helping us to stop the diabetes epidemic.

At ECDA, we are committed to

“Providing a lifeline…until a cure is found.”

For over 30 years we have proudly provided children and adults living in Erie County and surrounding areas with the education, support, and resources necessary for nurturing their most precious resource…health.  Our broad scope of programs and services are aimed at:

  • Raising awareness about the seriousness of diabetes and providing strategies for prevention and early diagnosis
  • Helping children adopt healthy lifestyles early in life through school-based fitness programming
  • Ensuring lifesaving diabetes care and resources are available to all people in need

Donate Supplies

Support with donated supplies

The Erie County Diabetes Association is very appreciative of donated diabetes supplies or a financial donation of support for our emergency diabetes supplies service.

Get back on track

Did you participate in one of ECDA's Group Lifestyle Balance program? Are you looking for a boost to get back on track and re-commit to your healthy lifestyle goals? Stay tuned for upcoming sessions to get you back in BALANCE for 2016!

Dates and times will be posted here on the website, or call Lana Kunik, Prevention Coordinator at (814) 454-0715!
 

ECDA programs and services have a positive impact

For information on the positive impact ECDA programs and services have within the Erie Community, check out the 2014 Annual Report to view summaries and data on our efforts to change statistics like:

Did you know?
Every 5 minutes

2 people die of diabetes related causes, and 

16 people are newly diagnosed. 
(Source: Center for Disease Control)

The Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act

People with diabetes already account for a third of Medicare spending. This legislation has the potential to slow the diabetes epidemic, which costs our nation $322 billion annually. The rising prevalence of diabetes and the increasing costs of treatment are unsustainable. Fortunately, Congress has the power to change the course of the diabetes epidemic.

Participants Celebrate Graduation into Healthier Living!

Congratulations to the graduates! These three woman made a commitment to adopting healthy eating and physical activity habits and they succeeded!! They have completed The Erie County Diabetes Association's, Group Lifestyle Balance program. During this year long journey these participants increased their physical activity levels, tracked their daily fat and calorie intake, and replaced unhealthy habits with healthy ones to gain the tools that they need to continue on the path to health and wellness. This group was small but their spirits were mighty!

Diabetes Alert Day helps Erie

Today marks National Diabetes Alert Day, and one Erie organization is helping members of the community determine their risk for type 2 diabetes. Age, weight and family medical history all play... (read more at yourerie.org)