America Gets Cooking to Stop Diabetes is an initiative designed to inspire people to live a more active and healthier lifestyle, empowering all Americans to cook nutritious and delicious food, and be more active.
Join us this November— visit us online each week and get tips on staying healthy throughout the holiday season, learn how to host a special, food-themed event and vote for your favorite recipes to help create the perfect holiday meal!
Meet the Faces Joining
America Gets Cooking to Stop Diabetes
DJ Spinderella - Spinderella is a member of the iconic hip-hop group Salt-n-Pepa and has personally seen the severe consequences diabetes has had on not only the person with the disease, but an entire family. Her mother passed away from complications of diabetes, and now she watches her brother and young nephew live with diabetes every day. Spinderella is committed to raising awareness of diabetes and the importance of eating healthy and being active.
Robyn Webb, MS - As the food editor for Diabetes Forecast and also an award-winning cookbook author and culinary instructor, Robyn has been a passionate advocate of cooking and eating wisely. Because of health problems within her own family, most notably diabetes, Robyn learned early on the importance of a balanced, healthful approach to eating.
Here are just a few of the recent statistics on diabetes:
- Nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes.
- Another 86 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
- The American Diabetes Association estimates that the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is $245 billion.
- The rates of diagnosed diabetes by race/ethnic background are:
- 7.6% of non-Hispanic whites
- 9.0% of Asian Americans
- 12.8% of Hispanics