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.
February 25, 2015

Super Diabetes Sunday

Do you want your church to participate in Super Diabetes Sunday on March 22?

Download and email the forms here: http://www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/local-offices/dallas-texas/

SDS

February 25, 2015

American Diabetes Association Camp Aurora is Searching for Superheroes!

American Diabetes Association Camp Aurora presented by Cook Children’s is in need of the services of any and all superheroes! From June 22nd-June 26th, YMCA Camp Carter in Fort Worth will be the home base for the Justice League.  Campers will now need to be at least 6 years old and no older than 12 years.  Due to space limitations we can only accept a total of 115 campers to include 15 sibling campers, on a first come, first serve basis.  There will be a waiting list in case a superhero gets called into duty and can’t make it.  We will be continuing our CIT program and we have 20 spots for teen patients with diabetes and siblings.  CITs must meet the following criteria:  A1C less than 10 to be interviewed and an A1C from 9-10 will require approval from your doctor.  Register online atwww.diabetes.org/adacampaurora

 

Volunteering – Camp Aurora is always looking for volunteers (non-parents) to assist with camp and to enhance the patient experience.  If you know of anyone who is looking for an opportunity please refer them to us.  If you have questions regarding Camp Aurora please contact Sherry Hill at (972) 392-1181 ext. 6097.  If you have questions related to diabetes care, feel free to contact the Cook Children’s Clinic at 682-885-7960 and ask for Kelli Goree or Brenda Sonnier.

February 18, 2015

Super Diabetes Sunday

2015 Diabetes Sunday Form

February 11, 2015

Board Member Highlight: Meet Our 2015 Chairman of the North Texas Leadership Board

Board Highlight

The American Diabetes Association is proud to announce the new 2015 Chairman of the North Texas Leadership Board, Leonor Marquez.

Marquez is the CEO of Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic and has been volunteering with ADA North Texas for the past four years. We had a chance to speak with her about her new position and her volunteer experience.

 

Why did you decide to volunteer for the ADA?

It’s such a great cause and it impacts all of us as a community.  Diabetes is everywhere. I’m passionate about the cause. I’m very excited to be part of this organization.  The staff is great and our outreach is incredible.

 

Do you have family members with diabetes?

I do have family member with diabetes. In my family, it’s my 70-year-old aunt and my 76-yea- old uncle.

 

What would you like to see happen this year at the helm of the board?

More people have to hear our message about awareness, prevention and management, especially the communities of color.

 

Which ADA event do you like most?

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes because walking is something most of us can do. It’s fun and festive and it builds team work. We have about 40 or 50 walkers from work. It encourages you and your family members to get out and walk. There are training days at work, which builds camaraderie.

 

Where are you from?

I was born in El Paso, Texas, but grew up in Tempe, Arizona.  I moved to Dallas in 2002 after I  got my MBA and found a job at Parkland. I took the position at Los Barrios in 2005.

 

What do you think is the biggest challenge concerning diabetes?

The biggest challenge is that we Americans have become sedentary and have developed a tolerance for fast food.  That’s a terrible combination. It’s a double whammy.

February 11, 2015

Stop Diabetes One Bouquet at a Time

Send flowers this Valentine’s Day and $17 will be contributed to the American Diabetes Association! Click here to place your order.

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picture from diabetes.org

 

February 11, 2015

Attend Coverage Expansion Advocacy Day on March 12

We need your help! Texas must decide whether to help hard working, low-income families affected by diabetes get access to lifesaving health care when they need it.

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People without health insurance don’t have access to timely preventive care. Silent killers such as diabetes often go undetected even as they lead to devastating and costly complications. Increasing the number of low-income, hard-working Texans who are insured will mean more people receive the preventive care and screenings they need. It also means people with diabetes will have access to the tools they need to be healthy and prevent disabling and costly diabetes complications including blindness, lower limb amputation, heart, and kidney disease.During this legislative session, Texas legislators have an opportunity to expand Medicaid coverage. We need to tell our legislators that Texas should accept federal funding to cover more uninsured residents with diabetes! The fact of the matter is that Texans pay federal taxes, and deserve to have that money come back to our state to be reinvested in our citizens’ health.

On March 12, attend Coverage Expansion Advocacy Day at the Texas Capitol. This important event is sponsored by a coalition of groups that support covering more of our uninsured fellow Texans.

Please sign up here.

Additionally, please email Veronica de la Garza at vdelagarza@diabetes.organd let her know you are attending so she can have a count of the number of diabetes advocates in attendance.

Thank you for everything you do to Stop Diabetes®!

February 11, 2015

Texas Walk to Cure Diabetes

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Learn about Tara and Brian’s School Walk for Diabetes Team Here!

 

February 11, 2015

Feria de Salud on Valentine’s Day

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Join us this Saturday for free Diabetes education, ACA education and enrollment assistance from 1pm-4pm at El Paraiso Seventh-day Adventist Church.

January 29, 2015

FC Dallas 5K and Fun Run to Help the ADA – Postponed

The FC Dallas Foundation will donate $1 per registrant to the American Diabetes Association. Thanks for your attention to this important cause for fitness and support to the ADA.

Click here fcdallas.itsyourrace.com to sign up!

Footy 5k

 

January 29, 2015

Mansfield Diabetes Education Group Offers Diabetes Classes

JOIN US FOR THESE FREE INFORMATIONAL CLASSES SO YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT MANAGING YOUR DIABETES CLASSES ARE HELD THE 2ND THURSDAY OF THE MONTH AT METHODIST MANSFIELD MEDICAL CENTER 2700 E. BROAD STREET (at Matlock) MANSFIELD TX 76063 in CLASSROOM C (by the cafeteria) TIME: 7:00 – 8:00 PM

 

DATE: THURSDAY, January 8, 2015 CLASS: UNDERSTANDING DIABETES What is diabetes? Find out what you need to know to keep yourself healthy and prevent complications. Learn about what tests you should have to check for diabetes control. These topics will be discussed by Gail Bubel, RN, CDE

 

DATE: THURSDAY, February 12, 2015 CLASS: DIABETES MEDICATIONS There are so many kinds of diabetes medications available today. What do they do, how do they work, and when should you take them? You will find out about different medication options and more about the drugs you are taking. Of course, it is up to your health care provider to prescribe your meds. Class will be taught by the UNTHSC School of Pharmacy.

 

DATE: THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 CLASS: DIABETES and EXERCISE EXERCISE? ME? Learn how to start an exercise program that works for you and helps to improve your blood sugar control. Taught by S. Robertson, ADA

Healthy snacks will be provided. Bring a friend and spread the word! DRAWINGS FOR PRIZES! PLEASE RSVP so we have plenty of materials and handouts for you. For questions on class or to RSVP, please call 817-704-7781 or email gailbubel@mhd.com For info on other TCDC classes and programs, please visit the website http://www.tcdc-diabetes.org

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