American Diabetes Association – Great Plains Region

American Diabetes Association, Great Plains Region logo.

The Great Plains Region was the first regionalization of the American Diabetes chapters and consisted of Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Prior to this, chapters were often arranged at the state or local levels, reporting up to the national level.

This regionalization was an effort to develop more centralized oversight and to reduce organizational expenses by combining support services. With our regional headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa, I served as the Area Director responsible for eastern Iowa, with a primary focus on these metro areas: Cedar Rapids & Iowa City, Waterloo & Cedar Falls, and the Quad Cities area, including the Illinois area.

Squaw Creek Sneak

Memorial Day run/walk is used to raise funds and public education about diabetes. Learn more about the Squaw Creek Sneak.

Linn County Golf Classic

Golf event for fund development, featuring hole prizes and a sponsored lunch. Learn more about the Linn County Golf Classic.