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Mission Statement

Providing innovative and educational programs for at risk targeted populations and to improve the diabetic care of individuals in the State of Arizona.


Diabetic Seminars

Providing educational seminars throughout the Valley of the Sun.


Diet & Nutrition guides

The Arizona Diabetes Foundation is expanding its vision to better serve the State of Arizona by expanding its capacity in providing a number of educational seminars.

About The Foundation

The foundation was founded and granted a 501 c 3 IRS designation as a charity on June 27 2007.  The founder of the organization is Dr. Roberto Ruiz who has a long history and interest in diabetes education and treatment.  A Board of Directors was formed to help guide the direction of the foundation.  A major goal was to enhance diabetes awareness and to promote healthy lifestyles.

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Educational seminars on type 2 diabetes are open to the general public and started when the foundation was formed. Over 5000 participants have attended the seminars since 2007.  The seminars cover the topics:

  • What is Diabetes?
  • The growth of diabetes in the state of Arizona
  • What are the symptoms of diabetes?
  • How to prevent diabetes and manage diabetes through medication, exercise, diet, glucose monitoring  and lifestyle changes.

The seminars also cover the life threatening complications that occur in this deadly disease.  Referral services are provided to attendees that have diabetes and are not currently under medical treatment.

It is the long term goal of the foundation to open a free clinic to the public for those individuals that have type 2 diabetes and are not covered by insurance or a health care plan.  In 2014 the foundation hopes to secure a grant from a local foundation to open the free diabetes clinic at the foundation offices located at 15255 N. 40th Street, Suite 127, Phoenix, Arizona.  It is the goal of the foundation to operate the free clinic once a month and then expand services as the demand dictates.