The American Diabetes Association would like to invite you to participate in our Texas Health Resources Community Programs Ambassador Training presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Texas
To assist, in the implementation of the programs a training has been schedule to provide you with the necessary tools. You will be provided in depth information about each workshop, what to expect when working with your American Diabetes Association Staff and how to obtain the relevant materials.
Community Programs Ambassador Training
Saturday, March 28, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
American Diabetes Association North Texas Office
4100 Alpha Rd., Suite 100
Dallas, Texas 75244
Please RSVP by March 26, 2015
972-392-1181 ext. 6019
Thank you in advance for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please contact the American Diabetes Association office at 972.392.1181 ext. 6019.
You’re in luck!
From March 20-26 Dallas Summer Musicals will be selling tickets to “The King and I”, of which $1 will be donated to the American Diabetes Association to help find a cure. Simply purchase a ticket and use the code “DIABETES.”
Help celebrate Alert Day on March 24 and both the ADA’s and the DSM’s 75th anniversary.
The ADA will be setting up booths on certain nights, so stop by and see what we have to offer.
See you there!
Americans are urged to take the Diabetes Risk Test on American Diabetes Association Alert Day® and to share it with everyone they care about to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
American Diabetes Association Alert Day® is a “wake-up call” asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. This year, during the Association’s 75th anniversary, Alert Day will kick off on Tuesday, March 24 and continue through Tuesday, April 21. The 2015 theme is: Take it. Share It. Step Out.
The Diabetes Risk Test asks people to answer simple questions about their weight, age, family history and other potential risk factors for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. Preventive tips are provided for everyone who takes the test, including encouraging those at high risk to talk with their health care provider, eating more healthfully and getting active. You can be part of the movement to Stop Diabetes®!
To get information about diabetes, take the free Diabetes Risk Test (available in English or Spanish) and join or start a Step Out team, visit us at diabetes.org/alert or call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383). Walgreens is supporting the American Diabetes Association Alert Day efforts so you can also ask your local Walgreens pharmacist for a copy of the Diabetes Risk Test. So take the Diabetes Risk Test. Share it with everyone you know. And when you’re ready to get more active, join the Association and Step Out!
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes® and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.
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/
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Additionally, please email Veronica de la Garza at email@example.com 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®!