March 10, 2011

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November 18, 2015

Mini Pumpkin Pies

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These mini pies are the perfect bite-size treat for autumn.

Created by Chef Chris Smith, The Diabetic Chef®, these mini pies are the perfect bite-size treat for autumn.

This featured recipe is sponsored by Equal® Sweetener.

Yield: 15 servings
Serving Size: 2 mini pies


30 mini frozen phyllo shells, thawed
1 can (15 ounces) pure pumpkin
1 cup whipped cream cheese
1/4 cup Equal® Spoonful OR 6 packets Equal® sweetener
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 cup light whipped topping, thawed if frozen


Preheat oven to 350°F. Heat phyllo shells according to package directions. Remove from oven and cool completely.

Meanwhile, whisk pumpkin, cream cheese, Equal®, spices and vanilla in a large bowl until well blended. Refrigerate, covered, 3 hours.

When ready to serve, place pumpkin mixture in a pastry bag fitted with a medium star tip. Pipe 1 tablespoon of the pumpkin mixture into each phyllo shell. Garnish each with a small amount of whipped topping.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 81
Total Fat: 6 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Sodium: 57 mg
Cholesterol: 12 mg
Carbohydrate: 7 g
Protein: 1 g

Food Choices: 1/2 Carbohydrate, 1 Fat

Recipe by Chris Smith, The Diabetic Chef

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November 18, 2015

It’s American Diabetes Month

It’s American Diabetes Month and what better way to promote awareness than to talk about it on television. Thanks to KTXA 21, the ADA shared it’s mission, story and people on their Saturday morning show, “Plugged In To DFW.” Thank you to Dr. Noel Santini, Leonor Marquez, Quin Neal and the Schuster family for providing interviews and talking about the effects of diabetes. Here is the first segment of the show which aired Saturday, Nov. 7. You can find the other three segments on the same link.

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November 18, 2015

Family Choices Family Voices

The American Diabetes Association, Garland ISD, City of Garland and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas hosted a Scavenger Hunt for Health this past Saturday at Naaman Forest High School. About 150 people attended and received free health education and screenings.






November 11, 2015

Help Us Win Fitbit®s FitForGood Challenge

Your steps can help us win up to $500,000 on behalf of people with diabetes.

The American Diabetes Association® is one of three charities competing in Fitbit®’s FitForGood challenge. This means YOUR steps could help us win big to help Stop Diabetes®.

Get Started Now

You can join in 3 easy steps!

1) Please visit Sign up. Select the American Diabetes Association as your cause.

2) Put on your Fitbit Activity Tracker or use Mobile Track in the Fitbit app on your phone.

3) Start walking. You can walk anywhere, anytime—and every step you take between Nov. 9 and Nov. 20 will be in support of the Association.

In addition to logging your physical steps, you can earn an additional 1,000 steps per day by sharing from the campaign dashboard to social media. So, share away on Facebook and Twitter!

The organization whose team has logged the most steps by 11:59 p.m. PT on Friday, Nov. 20, wins the step challenge and Fitbit’s first-place prize of $500,000. More good news: Everyone’s a winner in this challenge, because the charity coming in second will receive $350,000 and the third-place organization will be awarded $150,000. In other words, Fitbit is giving away $1 million, and your steps help decide where the money goes!

The donation from Fitbit will be used to help fund our innovative research, advocacy efforts and life-changing programs, such as summer camps for children with diabetes.

I hope you will lace up your walking shoes and join in this friendly competition for a serious cause. Your steps will make a big difference in the lives of the nearly 30 million Americans living with diabetes.

Let’s walk together!

Kevin L. Hagan
Chief Executive Officer

P.S. Everyone can participate so spread the word!  Share this with your friends and family through email, on Facebook and Twitter.

November 11, 2015

Be Covered – Open Enrollment is Here!

Open Enrollment is here! You can enroll in a plan for 2016 on the Marketplace at through January 31, 2016. If you already have coverage, you will have a chance to keep or change your plan during Open Enrollment on the Health Insurance Marketplace. You can choose to stay in your current plan (as long as it’s still offered) or make changes.

Be Covered

For more information, please visit today!


November 11, 2015

Step Out Success!

Thank You to all those that participated and raised funds for Step Out!




November 4, 2015

Uber Partners Up With ADA


Have you had a chance to check out Uber? If not, now is the time! With Uber giving $5 to ADA when a new rider registers and uses this code UBER4ADADAL, you can ride and give at the same time!

November 4, 2015

I Decide to Stop Diabetes

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The American Diabetes Association works tirelessly to reach communities throughout the United States to create awareness, prevent diabetes among at-risk populations and ensure that all people with diabetes get the best care, treatment and information about how to manage their diabetes.

During American Diabetes Month, the Association encourages faith and community organizations to unite families and loved ones in their community for the I Decide to Stop Diabetes Day and pledge to live a healthier lifestyle. Working together, we can Stop Diabetes. Get free resources for your organization today!

Take the Pledge Today!


November 4, 2015

Fifty-five Cities Proclaim November as American Diabetes Month!

It’s American Diabetes Month! Fifty-five cities signed proclamations designating November as American Diabetes Month, including Richardson, Texas. Here’s a pic of one of our volunteers, Rick Cline, accepting the proclamation.


November 4, 2015

Tour de Cure November Registration Special


In celebrating of American Diabetes Month, we are offering a $5 registration fee for Tour de Cure 2016. Learn more about the 2016 Tour de Cure:

  • Tour will be held on June 25, 2016 at the Texas Motor Speedway
  • We have a route for every level of cyclist with bicycle distances from 1.5 miles to 100 miles
  • 2016 Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Tour de Cure – it’s going to be a fantastic Pedal Party!
  • Registration and information:

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