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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.
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
Lennox International Inc.
Methodist Health System
Physiofit Texas LLC
Republic Property Group
Republic Property Group
Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of HealthSouth
Womack Machine Supply Co.
Their Companies will each receive a Crystal Apple.
CONGRATULATIONS to our 2016 HEALTH CHAMPIONS!
Many people head to the State Fair of Texas every year with an appetite the size of Big Tex, but even though the fair has plenty of fried foods to satiate a Texas-sized appetite, they may not be the healthiest. Believe it or not, in and around deep fried paradise lie some hidden healthy gems.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.