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.
April 17, 2014

Live It Up! Health & Wellness Tea

Over 420 women attended the sixth annual Texas Health Resource Live It Up! Health & Wellness Tea presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Texas held Saturday April 12, 2014, at the Belo Mansion Pavilion in downtown Dallas, Texas,

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The Live It Up! Tea, sponsored by Southwest Securities Group,  is a program of the American Diabetes Association dedicated to inspire and educate African American women to manage or prevent diabetes and become the change agent for their families and communities.  This year’s Tea was an overwhelming success and sold-out nearly two weeks prior to the event.


This year’s Live It Up! Tea featured Ms. Anita Wilson, Grammy Nominee and Stellar Award winner gospel vocalist.  The tea included a  keynote address by Dr. Cynthia D. Davis, superintendent of McKendree District of the Memphis Conference of the United Methodist Church, and the Stop Diabetes challenge by Dr. Paul Hain, Senior Medical Director, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas.  Ladies also enjoyed health exhibits, vendors, a Live It Up! Style Show, and “Hattitude Contest”.

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The “Hattitude” winner will be featured on 2015 promo materials, said event coordinators. Two deserving and dedicated American Diabetes Association volunteers received awards for the professional and community service.  The Shelly Health Watson Award Excellence in Volunteerism recipient was Laura Minafee and James R. Gavin Excellence Award Excellence in Diabetes Care was Toya Norton.

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Errika Flood Moultrie, chair for the past six years said, “Our audience is not only growing, but getting younger which will support ALL of the programs of the ADA, but more importantly will come and be encouraged to take charge of their lives and live it up while living a healthy lifestyle.”  Errika Moultrie dedicates much of her time working to gain the support of attendance from many churches in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

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Mark your calendars and save the date for next year’s event, Saturday April 11, 2015.  For more information, please contact Sherry Hill at (972) 392-1181 ext. 6097 or email at

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April 10, 2014

Gospel Night Success!

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We want to thank Pastor and First Lady Perry Crenshaw and the congregation of The Church on the Move Ministries for attending Gospel Night on Friday, April 4th at Southern Skate Skating Rink!  Minister, Dr. Kimberly Parks is a member of the church and serves on the Live Empowered and Pastors’ Breakfast Committee.  “ I want to thank the ADA for reaching out to the Faith Based Community to not only get healthy and exercise, but to have fun while doing it! And thanks to my TCOMM family for coming out and supporting ADA, we had a great time fellowshipping and can’t wait to do it again next month. My Pastor always say that we need to be Spiritually healthy as well as Physically healthy, and we have changed the way we eat at church. We no longer serve donuts on Sunday mornings, we now offer fresh fruit and other healthy snacks.” says Minister ,Dr., Kimberly Parks 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 reminds us that our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, so we need to treat it as such”  Thank You!

April 10, 2014

Amigos de Salud Training

Amigos de Salud Training Por Tu Familia

Click here to see the Flyer PTF Amigos Training

11: a.m. English

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

2505 W Northgate Dr, Irving, TX 75062

Learn how to prevent and manage diabetes and then teach others in your

church, community center or neighborhood clinic. Training is in English and

Spanish. Classes covered:

• Diabetes risk awareness

• Nutrition (label reading, portion

• Exercise

• Effects of Diabetes

Call 1-888-DIABETES EXT. 6100

April 10, 2014

Keller ISD’s School Walk for Diabetes Raises More Than $70,000 to Date!

Keller ISD hosted its 9th Annual School Walk for Diabetes and Lifestyle Improvement Challenge Wrap-Up Event on Saturday, March 29, at KISD Stadium in association with the American Diabetes Association and Baylor Grapevine Hospital.

The District was named the top district in the nation last year for raising more than $44,000 for the American Diabetes Association and the preliminary numbers show that this year, almost  2,000 participants helped raise more than $70,000 to help further the mission of the American Diabetes Association: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.  Stay tuned for an announcement with the final dollar amount raised!

Thanks to all who participated and made this year’s event a huge success! To see more photos, check out the Keller ISD Facebook album.

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April 3, 2014

Benbrook Tour de Cure Kick-off is this Saturday!

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It’s a friendly competition to see what city has more Tour de Cure cyclists, Dallas
or Fort Worth? What city can bring out the most people to help STOP DIABETES?

We will announce which city registers the MOST Tour de Cure riders in our
inaugural East vs. West competition on the Tour website, our facebook page and
we’ll celebrate your success at Tour de Cure! Track who is in the leader board at

THE RIDE: Dust off the bike! Join us for three casual road ride options to learn more about Tour de Cure, meet friends
and enjoy snacks and refreshments on us! Routes of 5, 20 and 35 miles will be hosted by experienced
cyclists and supported by our friends at Richardson Bike Mart (Plano) and Bicycles Inc.
and Benbrook Bicycle (Benbrook)

THE PARTY: You don’t have to ride to enjoy all the FUN! Families and Friends
welcome! ANYONE is welcome to join the festivities and learn more about Tour de Cure.

Click below to view the flyer




April 3, 2014

Are You a Red Rider?

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If so, you’re invited to join us for our Red Rider Social

Monday, April 7th

6:30- 8 p.m.
Applebee’s Grapevine
2215 E Grapevine Mills Cir, Grapevine, TX 76051

Please RSVP
Contact Team Red Captain Jeff Kilarski at with
any questions or to reserve your spot today!
Monday, April 7th

6:30- 8 p.m.
Applebee’s Grapevine
2215 E Grapevine Mills Cir, Grapevine, TX 76051
What’s a Red Rider? Red Riders are all Tour de Cure participants with type 1 or type
2 diabetes! It doesn’t matter if you are on a team or an individual – YOU ARE OUR INSPIRATION!

Red Rider Flier

How do I become a Red Rider? If you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes you are
eligible to become a Red Rider. All you need to do is check the Red Rider box when
you register online at, or if you have already registered,
contact your local Tour de Cure at or 972.392.1181 x. 6105
and let us know you want to be recognized as a Red Rider on the day of the event.


April 3, 2014

Super Diabetes Sunday

Honey Pipkins taking her risk test for Alert Day. She took the test at her church last Sunday as part of Super Diabetes Sunday. Thanks Honey!

Honey Pipkins



April 3, 2014

Way to Go Keller ISD!!

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Over two thousand students and their families gathered last Saturday to celebrate the Lifestyle Challenge: School Walk to Stop Diabetes at Keller ISD Athletic Complex.  Keller ISD has been the largest district walk in the nation the past two years.  This year they tripled the number of participants.  Way to go Keller ISD.  Keep tuned to hear just HOW MUCH THEY RAISED!


March 26, 2014

Recognizing Dr. Unger’s Outstanding Contributions to Diabetes Research

Prestigious Swedish Medical University Honors UTSW Professor

EDUCATION 03/18/2014by Matt Goodman Share Post

A UT Southwestern Medical Center professor who discovered a pancreatic hormone that spikes blood sugar levels has received a prestigious award from the Swedish medical university that houses the Nobel Assembly.

Dr. Roger Unger, a professor of internal medicine, won the 2014 Rolf Luft Award, which is given each year by the Swedish Karolinska Intitutet. Unger found that the hormone glucagon has the opposite effect of insulin, increasing blood sugar levels.

“This award recognizes Dr. Unger’s outstanding contributions to diabetes research over decades,” said Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky, President of UT Southwestern, in a statement. “He was not only at the forefront of the identification of glucagon as a key hormone that balances insulin regulation of blood sugar, but almost singlehandedly rekindled the current widespread interest in the physiology of glucagon by establishing the hormone as a major drug target.”

Click here to read more…

March 26, 2014

Novo Nordisk Title Night at FC Dallas Game

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FC Dallas beat Chivas USA on March 22nd in front of over 15,500 fans.

4,000 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas backpacks were distributed to fans at the entrance and Blue Cross and Blue Shield
of Texas, American Diabetes Association, & Novo Nordisk participated in the coin toss and first kick of the game.

Thank you to everyone who participated. We had a great time!






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