By increasing access to diabetic-appropriate staple foods and fresh produce, self-management educational tools, and connections to local healthcare providers, Diabetes Wellness has resulted in reduced blood sugar levels, increased vegetable intake, and improved the overall health of participants. The program also reduces the stress associated with food insecurity and managing diabetes, giving our most vulnerable neighbors a chance to thrive.
An alarming 59% of Sonoma County adults are either pre-diabetic or diabetic. Diabetes Wellness serves an average of 30 pounds of nutrient-rich, diabetic-specific staple foods and fresh produce to over 500 individuals every month at 41 distribution sites throughout the community, and 13 home delivery routes.
How You Can Help
By supporting the Diabetes Wellness program, you help lower the rate of pre-diabetes and diabetes in Sonoma County and contribute to a stronger, more informed community.