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The Diabetes Initiative (Fighting Diabetes) aims to advance public knowledge aboutpre-diabetes and diabetes through educational events, throughincreasing collaboration within other SNPhA initiatives and through increasingpartnershipswith local and national community organizations. Additionally, the initiative aims to: empower members to become diabetes educators, increase knowledge about the disease and confidence in working with patients, and advocate for the profession through relentless efforts to increase disease awareness.


This initiative has made great strides in raising public awareness about diabetes and counseling patients with diabetes. This past year this initiative impacted 25,317 patients through various health screenings and educational events. We plan to expand our impact in communities by focusing on collaboration and communication. The main vision for this year is to increase communication between our initiative and other initiatives to provide all encompassing care, as well as collaborate with national organizations such as the ADA to maintain up to date resources and education for our volunteers. 


Upcoming Fighting Diabetes Initiative Challenges and Dates:

All year goal: To partner up with each initiative chair to provide all encompassing health care. 


Important National Diabetes Date

National Diabetes Awareness Month: November 2019

National Diabetes Day: November 14th


‘Collaboration and Communication’


Helpful Links:

American Diabetes Association  |

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases  |

Mayo Clinic  |  

MedlinePlus  |

Medscape  |

Center for Disease Control (CDC)  |

Joslin Diabetes Center  |


Melinda Nguyen,