American Diabetes Association North Texas Community News, Updates and More!

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Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes 2016


Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes benefits the American Diabetes Association and is the signature one-day, fundraising and awareness walk taking place in 121 cities across the United States. Participants join the Stop Diabetes® movement by registering and recruiting co-workers, friends and family members to walk and raise money for our mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

The day of Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is a party to celebrate and honor Red Striders – walkers with type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes, the fundraising accomplishments of our teams and individuals, as well as an opportunity to promote awareness about the seriousness of diabetes in our local community.

Come join us and show support for our community on November 5th at November 5th, 2016 AirHogs Stadium (Formally QuikTrip Park) Grand Prairie, TX.


World Diabetes Day Summit Awards

On November 15th at the World Diabetes Day Summit, Expo and Luncheon, the following companies will be awarded the American Diabetes Association’s Crystal Apple in recognition of promoting a culture of wellness.

Cinemark USA, Inc.

Grand Prairie Independent School District

Grayson County

Lennox International Inc.

Methodist Health System

Physiofit Texas LLC

Prime Therapeutics

Quest Diagnostics

Republic Property Group

Republic Property Group

Roger’s-O’Brien Construction

Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of HealthSouth

Womack Machine Supply Co.

Their Companies will each receive a Crystal Apple.



Support the American Diabetes Association through your electricity plan at NO EXTRA COST in 3 easy steps!

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  1. Go to & enter your zip code
  2. BROWSE and select the energy rate that best fits your household.  You can RENEW with your same electricity provider or select a new one.
  3. Pick the AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION as your preferred charity.  A percentage of the proceeds from are donated to the American Diabetes Association at no extra cost.

Looking for a Day of Fellowship, Food and Fun?


Please join us on Wednesday, November 2nd for the American Diabetes Association Senior Signature Senior Movie Event Sponsored by United HealthCare.  We are looking forward to a day of Fellowship, Food, and Fun!!   Free Popcorn, Snacks and Drinks will be provide.  I hope to see each of you there!!!!!!
When: Nov 2, 2016
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
(doors open at 8:00 a.m.)
Where: Texas Theater
231 W Jefferson Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75208



Funds help start new women’s program.

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is proud to announce that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) recently awarded a grant of $50,000 to fund a new women’s program “Fabulous YOU!”  in Houston and North Texas.  Fabulous YOU!, a seven-month, interactive program is designed to address diabetes management for women living with diabetes or who are at-risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The program aims to educate and empower women to make their own health a priority, and celebrate their achievements.

“Our longstanding support of community partners like the American Diabetes Association is premised on our shared vision for a healthier, more active and more productive Texas. The health and wellbeing of Texas women impacts their families, places of work and communities. In lifting them up, we are all uplifted,”   said Catherine Oliveros, Director of Community Affairs at BCBSTX.  “Through our collaboration, we look forward to seeing measurable improvements in diabetes management and prevention.”

Our goal is to reach a minimum of 100 women at risk for or living with diabetes who will participate in this community-based diabetes prevention and self-management education program.  Through this is initiative, ADA anticipates a minimum of a .5 reduction in A1C results and 5% – 7% reduction in weight for at least 25% of participants, along with improved health/quality of life as evidenced by improved glucose control and self-report data.

Program participants will receive a fit bit to measure daily exercise and the app for nutrition, American Diabetes Association’s Total Diabetes Wellness Program guide, interactive educational sessions including cooking demonstrations, supermarket tours, fitness demonstrations, motivational talks and much more.  Upon completion of the program, the graduates will reveal the progress of their health journey at ADA’s annual Tea and Spring Festival in 2017.

Those interested in registering or more information, may contact Sherry D. Hill, Director at