March 10, 2011

American Diabetes Association North Texas Has Gone Social

We have recently launched our blog, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages.

Whether you want to ‘like‘ us on Facebook, ‘follow‘ us on Twitter, check out our blog, website or watch our videos on YouTube, it’s your choice! Pick your favorite way to stay in touch.

We will be providing updates on local and national events, volunteer opportunities, ways to donate, education on diabetes and much more. Please join us in the fight to find a cure for diabetes.
September 18, 2014

2015 Award and Scholarship Applications Open Nominate a deserving colleague or apply today! Application deadline October 31, 2014

The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) recognizes outstanding contributions to health education and health promotion through its yearly awards program. Award recipients will be recognized at the SOPHE Annual Meeting Awards Ceremony and Gala in Portland, Oregon.

Click here to view award information and applications

Professional Awards

SOPHE’s highest form of recognition for a SOPHE member; recognizes individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to SOPHE and the profession of health education.


Recognizes individuals who have provided excellence in mentorship to health educators in their preparation, performance, and practice, and who have served to successfully bridge the rift between practice and research.


Recognizes an individual or group who embodies and promotes an Open Society, through research, practice, and/or teaching.


Recognizes individuals who have been health educators in any setting for less than five years and who are believed to have potential to achieve prominence in the health education profession.

Recognizes individuals or groups who use or develop technology to impact the practice of health education in schools, worksites, universities, the community, or health care.


Recognizes an individual or group who embodies and promotes an Open Society, through research, practice, and/or teaching.


Recognizes and publicizes creative, effective and replicable methods implemented by SOPHE chapters to deliver one or more core member services.


September 18, 2014

MyFoodAdvisor® Recipes for Healthy Living

Managing diabetes is a challenge that requires finding the right balance among food, physical activity and medicine (if prescribed). Only your patients can decide what to eat, and using a meal plan as a guide can make it easier. Recipes for Healthy Living is a free resource from the American Diabetes Association that can also help. Your patients will find hundreds of recipes, meal plans and healthy tips, with new additions each month. Learn more at

New Set—Save 10%!
Make mealtime math a thing of the past!

Carb Control

Save an additional 10% on a new kit designed to make carb counting and meal planning easier than ever! Best-selling author Nancy Hughes’ latest book, Diabetes Carb Control Cookbook, combines a cookbook, meal planner and carb counter into one seamless system for people with diabetes. This book is jam-packed with 150 carb-controlled recipes specifically designed to provide 15 grams of carbohydrate per serving. Cook’s tips, helpful shortcuts, and a weeklong meal plan will make you feel at ease—and informed—in the kitchen.

To keep your food fresh on-the-go, we’ve also included the Salad Shaker. This 4-piece set is dishwasher safe and includes a salad compartment that holds up to four cups, a built-in dressing dispenser, and a fork that slides into the lid for convenient storage. The dressing dispenser holds up to four tablespoons of dressing, so you can twist and shake once you’re ready to eat, keeping your food fresh and delicious.

Simply enter the promotion code SEP14DCC to save an additional 10% when you order online at



September 18, 2014

Looking for an ADA Recognized Education Program, find in your area by zip code.

The following diabetes education programs in your area are recognized by the American Diabetes Association. These Recognized programs meet the National Standards for excellence in diabetes education.

September 18, 2014

Poor Glycemic Control Tied to Worse Spine Surgery Outcomes

09/15/2014 |

Diabetes patients with poor glycemic control showed higher odds of complications, longer hospital stays, increased costs and a higher risk of inpatient mortality following degenerative lumbar spine surgery than those without diabetes, according to a study in the journal Spine. Patients with controlled diabetes were more likely than people without diabetes to suffer complications, but not as much as those with diabetes and poor glycemic control.

(full article:

September 18, 2014

Helping People, Changing Lives or There is a “u” in volunteer!

At the American Diabetes Association, we are dedicated to changing the future of diabetes. Our ultimate goal is to Stop Diabetes® — once and for all. We cannot achieve this goal alone. Your dedication and passion are critical to strengthening our movement and realizing our mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

Become a volunteer. You will help us expand our community outreach and impact, inspire healthy living, intensify our advocacy efforts, raise critical dollars to fund our mission, and uphold our reputation as the moving force and trusted leader in the diabetes community.

- See more at:

September 11, 2014

Living With Type 2 Diabetes


Living With Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes is a journey.  The American Diabetes is ready to be with you every step of the way.  Start here, first steps for taking control of your type 2 diabetes.  Enroll in the FREE Living With Type 2 Diabetes program to get information and support!


To promote quality education for people with diabetes, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) endorses the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support. To support this goal, the ADA Education Recognition Program (ERP) assesses whether applicants meet the National Standards for Diabetes Self Management Education and Support. The Standards are designed to be flexible enough to be applicable in any health care setting, from physicians’ offices and HMOs to clinics and hospital outpatient settings. The ADA ERP is one of two and the most experienced Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) deemed certifying bodies for Diabetes Self Management Training. If you are seeking reimbursement for diabetes education, it is appropriate to apply for ADA Recognition of your diabetes education program or service. The application fee for a single primary site is $1100.00 for a 4-year Recognition cycle. Each additional site costs $100.00, and can be added at any time during the recognition cycle.


For questions regarding the Education Recognition Program, please contact ADA staff at or 888-232-0822.

September 11, 2014

Living Your Life Like It’s Golden

Screen Shot 2014-09-11 at 11.22.06 AM

9:00 AM TO 1:00 PM
Dallas, Texas 75215

Free Health Screenings, Free Farm Stand, Healthy Cooking Demo, Exercise
Demo, Chair Massages, Caregiver Workshop, Medicare Overview, Give-a-Ways
and much more!! For More Information contact Shenekqual Robertson at 972-
392-1181 ext. 6019 or

Click the link below to see the flyer!

2014 MLK Living your Life Like its Golden flyer



September 11, 2014

Colgate® Total® is Teaming Up the ADA for Feria de Salud

As a strategic partner of the American Diabetes Association, Colgate® Total® is proud to once again team up with the organization to raise awareness about the often overlooked link between oral health and diabetes. Colgate Total invites Feria de Salud attendees to its booth to receive information about how to prevent and even reverse gingivitis through small steps, and receive advice from TV star and practicing dentist Karent Sierra, DDS. For more information about how Colgate Total can help improve your oral health, click here.




Born in New York City and raised in South Florida, Dr. Karent Sierra is Miami’s No. 1 celebrity dentist who firmly believes that creating “perfect” smiles can change lives. Always one to keep her Colombian heritage alive, Karent is fully bilingual and has appeared on a Spanish soap opera and many Spanish-language TV shows.

Karent started her foundation, “Sharing Smiles”, in 2010 with the mission of offering free dentistry to underprivileged children, locally and internationally. In other philanthropic efforts, she worked alongside “Prints of Hope” spending two weeks in Africa supporting the organization’s efforts focused on creating a significant change in underprivileged communities around the world.

She is a former cast member of the “Real Housewives of Miami” and the Hispanic spokesperson for Colgate. Most recently, Karent has been a recurring guest on the hit TV show “The Doctors”.

September 4, 2014

Dustin Cavazos Performing at Feria de Salud!


Live Music, Food, Community Vendors, Health Classes and More!


Dallas Native, Dustin Cavazos, will perform at Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Feria de Salud Saturday, Sept. 20, at Kidd Springs Park in Oak Cliff. After three independent releases, “I think in the Shower and Dream on My Bike, Be.Leave.Me.” and “In and Out of Sleep his buzz and fan base has grown to sell out local shows. Cavazos has opened up for national acts like Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, Big KRIT, Big Boi, and many more. Cavazos has also opened up for Dallas Legend, Erykah Badu and does multiple events with the company. He’s received local club, local radio and street support on his singles, “Alright” and “Right Now” (feat. Texas veteran, Tum Tum.)

A crowd of more than 3,000 Dallas residents are expected at Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Feria de Salud from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Latino health fair, sponsored by Texas Health Resources and hosted by the American Diabetes Association, will take place at Kidd Springs Park and Rec Center, 711 W. Canty Street in Dallas. Free health screenings include diabetes, cholesterol, vision, dental, foot and blood pressure.

The Feria de Salud’s entertainment will feature music by 106.1 KISS FM’s Latin House Krew. The kids’ zone, sponsored by YMCA and the City of Dallas, will feature a rock-climbing wall, bounce house, and face painting. This year’s event will also include a family fun walk around the lake to win prizes, sponsored by Novo Nordisk. And the Latino Culinary Institute will be conducting a food demonstration.

Health screenings will be offered by: Walgreens, Dallas Diabetes and Endocrine Center, Baylor Heart and Vascular Center, Carter Blood Care, Family Foot Clinics, Parkland, Women’s Specialty Center and Walmart Vision. Media sponsors are Univision Television and Radio.

Diabetes is a serious illness that affects Latinos in disproportionate numbers: one in seven Latinos has diabetes in comparison to one in twenty non-Latino whites. Diabetes is an incurable disease caused by the inability of the body to produce insulin or for cells to absorb it correctly. The complications of diabetes include kidney failure, heart disease, vision deterioration, and lower limb amputations. If trends continue, one in two Hispanic children born today will develop diabetes in their lifetime.

For information about diabetes, please call 1-888-DIABETES, or 1-888-342-2383.



September 3, 2014

Health Care: What’s Next?

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas hosted a luncheon and forum on Aug. 18, “Health Care: What’s Next?” The event featured state representatives Garnet Coleman- Dem.- Houston and John Zerwas,MD, Rep.-Simonton. The talk focused on how the state will deal with the issue of providing expanded coverage for many uninsured Texans. Please find the video of the conversation from this meeting attached:

Screen Shot 2014-09-03 at 7.45.36 PM



Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 281 other followers