About Us

Anna Tiedeman Irwin and Elizabeth Kramer founded the Dodging Diabetes® charity in 2005 to raise money to defeat diabetes and to educate people about what it really means to live with diabetes. Both Anna and Elizabeth have brothers who live with Type 1 diabetes. Through annual dodgeball tournaments, Dodging Diabetes® has netted more than $60,000 for the Joslin Diabetes Center. This year Dodging Diabetes® will support both JDRF and the Joslin Diabetes Center.

“Diabetes is a tough disease to live with. We know this first hand because we watch our brothers Andy and David live with it every day – pricking their fingers to test their blood sugar several times a day, taking insulin every time they eat, and living with the consequences of high or low blood sugars if they miscalculate their insulin levels. We believe that a cure can be found and that new technologies can be developed to better manage this disease. Dodging Diabetes® is committed to knocking out diabetes for good.”

– Anna Tiedeman Irwin and Elizabeth Kramer

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Dodging Diabetes® is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Our programs are made possible through your generous donations and sponsorship. You can make a tax-deductible donation here at any time.