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Tools for Living Healthy with Diabetes

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Tools Flyer DFW 2016

By enrolling, you will receive:

  • Four individual consultations with our specially trained Pharmacist
    • Focus on personalized goals, nutrition, physical activity and identifying blood sugar trends
    • Two A1c tests ( if permitted by state law)
    • Blood pressure checks at each appointment
  • Six month unlimited attendance for Living Healthy with Diabetes Group Class
    • A to Z’s of diabetes: nutrition, managing blood sugar, medications, sick day management, stress reduction, and more!
    • Includes a take-home workbook *Program fees currently waived for One Touch blood glucose meter users

Speak with a pharmacy team member or call 1-877-728-6655 to register!

Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop

Tuesday, May 24 | 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. | Free Course

The Stanford University’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop is for adults experiencing chronic health conditions such as hypertension, arthritis, heart disease, stroke, lung disease, chronic pain or diabetes. Each session teaches coping strategies for managing chronic conditions.

Subjects covered in the workshop:

  • Techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation
  • Exercises for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance
  • Appropriate use of medications
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals
  • Nutrition
  • Tips for evaluating new treatments

This free six-week course meets weekly starting Tuesday,
May 24.  Learn from trained volunteer leaders, some with health conditions themselves. Set your own goals and make a step by step plan to improve your health and your life.

Click below to register or call 1-877-THR-WELL

“Live Their Life Like Its Golden”

The American Diabetes Association Senior Signature Senior Olympics  Event Sponsored by Smiley Dental and Orthodontics,  hosted by Jubilee Park is this Friday!  It is our hope that this event will inspire and motivate seniors to “Live Their Life Like Its Golden”.  Please send this invite to any Senior group that would like to attend.  We are looking forward to a day of Fellowship, Food, and Fun!!  We still have a few vendor spots available if you would like to be a vendor.

We are need of some volunteers to help guide this day of Healthy Competition!

Date:              Friday, May 20,2016
 
Time:             9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
 
Venue:           Jubilee Park – 907 Bank Street Dallas, Texas 75223

View the invitation below!

2016 SSS Jubilee SeniorOlympics

BAPS Charities Walk Green

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BAPS Charities Walk Green in Dallas, Texas, boasted over 920 walkers and raised over $2,500 for the American Diabetes Association this Saturday, May 14 in Dallas. Nationally, BAPS Charities Walk Green, organized in more than 50 cities across North America, supported The Nature Conservancy’s efforts to plant and restore over 1.6 million acres of land by planting one billion trees by 2025 through their Plant a Billion Trees initiative.

In collaboration with them, BAPS Charities walks across North America, appropriately named Walk Green, will contribute to rejuvenating our dying forests by helping plant over 70,000 trees in 2016.

Volunteer Training

American Diabetes Association Volunteer Training will be held in our office at 4100 Alpha Road Suite 100 Dallas TX 75244 on June 10th 2016 from 10am-1pm. Please contact Ashley Hill at 972-392-1181 ext. 6101 or by email at ashill@diabetes.org to attend or for more information. Lunch will be provided.

Why We Ride

Here Goes Nothing!

A couple years ago, I got a great roadbike for Christmas, but I haven’t been riding it as much as it deserves, so one of my New Year’s resolutions for 2016 was to find more bike rides to do. In my search for local bike rides, I was so excited when I came across the Tour de Cure. Not only was it a bike ride, but it benefits the American Diabetes Association, which now means more to me as of late.

Since learning that I was pre-diabetic last year, I tried to make the necessary changes in my health to ensure it doesn’t develop into diabetes. After seeing no improvements in my blood sugar levels at my annual physical earlier this year, I knew I had to really commit to a change. I can’t tip-toe around that fact that I could very well develop type 2 diabetes, so without hesitation I signed up for Tour de Cure.

I’ve set my fundraising goal at $1,000 because…