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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 living with diabetes and those at risk for developing diabetes.

Our Mission

To improve the lives of Tuscaloosa residents at risk or affected by diabetes through community advocacy, education, awareness, and services.

Our Vision

A community that is empowered to prevent and manage diabetes.

Are you interested in becoming a member of the Coalition? Please email [email protected]

Nick SabanPin A Personality

The Tuscaloosa County Diabetes Coalition and the University of Alabama student group Diabetes Education Team (DiET) are teaming up to raise awareness about diabetes in Alabama. The groups will be participating in the International Diabetes Federation's "Pin A Personality" campaign, pinning several personalities on the UA campus and throughout the community. Nick Saban, head coach of the UA football team, recently helped the groups kick off their campaign.

World Diabetes Day

Show your support for all those living with diabetes and WEAR BLUE on November 14 - World Diabetes Day.

World Diabetes Day is November 14World 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 Nations 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.

Page last updated: July 25, 2023