World Diabetes Day Success

Friday, November 14th found over 275 North Texans participating in the 7th Annual World Diabetes Day.  The day started with Symposium Speakers from ACAP Health, Catapult Health and Pennington Bio Research Center at LSU.

They presented fascinating information that captured the audience with critical information about the diabetes epidemic.

The J. Denis McGarry Awards were presented at the Luncheon to Dr. Joyce Repa, an American Diabetes Association Research Scientist and a member of the Research Foundations Grant Review Committee,  as well as

Lockheed Martin  – who received the Corporate Partner award for their Sponsorship and Team fundraising for Tour de Cure.  Debbie Gregor received theLuskey Lifetime Achievement Award for her work with our School Walk at Keller ISD, they have raised over $230,000 in the past 9 years, this year raising $76,000.  The new Living Proof Ambassador Award went to Jim West, a Tour De Cure Committee member who has battled type 1 diabetes for 75 years! Truly an amazing individual and life story.  Our Expo featured Johnny Quinn, 2014 Olympian from North Texas with 33 vendors we filled the room with great information.  Catapult did AIC Screenings and the average for the day was 5.4!!!!  Utilifit sent challenges to participants during the day to keep everyone moving.  Everyone also received a catalogue of Free Healthy Living Apps for their smart phones.  Then later that evening the City of Dallas turned blue in honor of World Diabetes Day.

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Pictures of Dallas’s Blue Buildings, then Quin Neal, Sr. Executive Director of North Texas and Johnny Quinn, 2014 US Olympian at the World Diabetes Day Expo.

Today is Alert Day!

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Did you know 25 percent of Americans who have type 2 diabetes don’t even know they have it? Are you one of them? Today people from around the country will take a simple test that can change their lives. We’re calling on you to Take it. Share it.

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Take the Diabetes Risk Test

Today is the 25th Annual American Diabetes Association Alert Day®. Find out if you are at risk for type 2 diabetes by answering a few simple questions.

For every Diabetes Risk Test taken, Boar’s Head®—a leading provider of premium delicatessen products—will donate $5 to the American Diabetes Association starting March 26 through April 9, 2013, up to $50,000.

There has never been a more urgent time to know your risk. An estimated 79 million, or one in three American adults, have prediabetes.

We can’t waste any time. Take the Diabetes Risk Test today and share it with everyone you care about. Chances are someone you love is at risk, and early detection can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes and its devastating complications.

With your help, we will Stop Diabetes®!

This year’s Alert Day activities are sponsored by Boar’s Head and Janssen Pharmaceuticals.

Diabetes Day Around the Corner!

The deadline is drawing near for our 2012  Super Diabetes Sunday & ID Day being held on Sunday, November 11th!  If your church, or if you know of a church, that is interested in receiving free diabetes materials and give-a-way’s, please let me know ASAP.  We will begin delivering materials next week, and we want to be sure you are included.  The deadline is Wednesday,  October 31st.  As an added incentive, the first 50 churches that sign up for ID Day and agree to be a Live Empowered or Por Tu Familia Church scheduling at least the first workshop by January, will receive our “ID Day Gift Bag” stuffed with a cookbook, water bottle, pedometer and everything you need to jumpstart your healthy lifestyle change.  The picture of the gift bag is attached.  So please, get your churches name in and together we will “Stop Diabetes!”

Sign us up!

Name of Church: ____________________________________________________________________

Address: ___________________________________________________________________________

Contact Person: ______________________________________  Size of Congregation:  __________

Phone: _________________________   Email: ____________________________________________

Our church wants to Join the Millions® to Stop Diabetes® in celebration of  Super Diabetes Sunday & National ID Day. Please contact us about participating and give us more information about:

Planning an  ID Day Celebration Service

¨    Becoming a “Live Empowered Church” by participating in:

¨   Project POWER:  Diabetes Day

¨   Project POWER: POWER Over Diabetes

¨   Project POWER:  Fit and Faithful in Body and Soul

¨   Project POWER: O Taste and See

¨   Project POWER: A Clean Heart

¨   Project POWER: Train Up a Child

¨   Choose to Live

¨   Your Total Diabetes Wellness Workshop

¨    Sponsoring other diabetes education programs: ___________________________