National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day is May 4th!

Get Up and Move!

Thank you for your interest in National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day!

On Wednesday, May 4, The American Diabetes Association host National Get Fit Don’t Sit DaySM. And we want you to join in the fun!

You may have always known that exercise is good for you, but it’s likely you didn’t know until recently that too much sitting is actually harmful for your health. That’s why the Association recommends that everyone, including people with diabetes, limit the amount of time they spend sitting. In fact, we advise getting up and moving at least every 90 minutes.

Here at the American Diabetes Association, we value your health and want to empower you with the resources you need to get moving—today and every day.

For HR Personnel and Business Groups: Sign up for our Get Fit Don’t Sit Toolkit. Here you’ll find many creative ideas for your employees including resources and day of event activation.

For Corporate Communications: Share photos and videos of your organization in action!

  • Hashtag #GetFitDontSit, #GetFitNorthTexas
  • You can use the picture embedded in this email as a logo
  • Tag us here:


For Churches, Parent’s Associations and Schools:

  • Have an organized walk, led by your executive health champion.
  • Have a walking scavenger hunt around your building or campus.
  • Have a Hula Hoop®-a-thon, plank- or squat-off, stair-climbing challenge or some other type of contest.
  • Create awareness of risks for prediabetes by watching sharing these PSAs:
  • Share pics and videos using the information above!


There is one week left! For more information visit: or Don’t hesitate to let us know you are up and about every 30 minutes.

I’m wearing my walking shoes….ARE YOU?

Eating Healthy with Diabetes

Free diabetes program: Eating Healthy with Diabetes by trained pharmacists and registered dietitians, at the following locations/times from Albertsons and Life Scan.

L/U Store Address City State Zip Date of Tour 2016 Start Time 2016
ABS4187 1500 S Beltline Road Mesquite TX 75149 Thursday March 31, 2016 6:00 PM
SWY2643 14280 Marsh Lane Addison TX 75001 Tuesday April 12, 2016 6:00 PM
SWY3617 2611 West Park Row Arlington TX 76013 Thursday April 14, 2016 6:00 PM
ABS4290 480 Northwest Pkwy Azle TX 76020 Saturday April 02, 2016 10:00 AM
SWY2963 5550 Fm 423 Frisco TX 75034 Wednesday April 06, 2016 6:00 PM
ABS4231 215 N Carrier Parkway Grand Prairie TX 75050 Thursday April 07, 2016 6:00 PM
SWY2609 612 Grapevine Highway Hurst TX 76054 Tuesday April 05, 2016 6:00 PM
ABS296 6800 W. Virginia Parkway Mc Kinney TX 75069 Saturday April 09, 2016 10:00 AM
SWY3645 2200 East 14th St. Plano TX 75074 Wednesday April 13, 2016 6:00 PM

Go-Go Banana-Peanut Butter Smoothie

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Recipe by Robyn Webb, MS, LN; photograph by Kyle Dreier; styling by Whitney Kemp

  • Makes: 1 serving
  • Serving Size: about 1 1/4 cups
  • Preparation Time: 5 minutes
  • Freezer Time: 4 to 24 hours


1 small banana, peeled
6 oz. plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1/3 cup unsweetened almond, rice, or soy milk or fat-free milk
1 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter*
1 tsp. brown sugar


  1. Place the peeled banana into a resealable freezer bag. Freeze the banana for at least 4 hours, up to 24 hours.
  2. Remove the banana from the freezer and let it sit at room temperature for 5 minutes. Slice the banana with a sharp knife and add it to a blender. Add the remaining ingredients and purée for 1 minute, until smooth but thick. Pack the smoothie in an insulated drink cup for breakfast on the go.

*For a nutty taste and fewer calories, use 2 Tbsp. of peanut butter powder.

Forget Cutting Back in the New Year with These Fresh Recipes


Visit Recipes for Healthy Living for free recipes that add fresh vegetables to your meal plan.

Diet plan, eating plan, meal plan… whatever you call it, choosing what to eat is an important part of your day—especially if you are managing diabetes. Recipes for Healthy Living is a FREE resource from the American Diabetes Association, created to make eating healthy easier for you.

Our meal plans and recipes are not only diabetes-friendly, but also healthy and delicious enough that the whole family will enjoy them.

Sign up below for our FREE e-newsletter and you’ll have access to healthy recipes (including some that are gluten-free), one- day meal plans, cooking videos and other healthy eating tips. There’s absolutely no cost, but so many benefits! – See more at:

Create Your Plate! ADA Launches Hispanic Heritage Month 2015

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15), the American Diabetes Association is introducing its new interactive nutrition tool in English and Spanish: Create Your Plate.

The Create Your Plate tool allows users to create a balanced meal by prompting them to choose popular ingredients common in the Latino community. The tool also provides preparation tips and portion sizes, utilizing the Association recommended Create Your Plate method.

Create Your Plate and Share It!
Create your plate, take a photo and upload it to social media (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) using the hashtag #CreateYourPlate in English and #ArmeSuPlato in Spanish. Selected photos will be featured on a photo gallery located on the Hispanic Heritage Month’s landing page: (English) and (Spanish).


New Mobile App Will Keep You Up-To-date on Advocacy Efforts

The American Diabetes Association has a new app for advocates like you and it’s an easy-to-use tool in the fight to Stop Diabetes. The free app is available in the Apple App Store, or in the Google Play Store.

You’ll be able to stay up to date about the Association’s advocacy efforts and help send a message to our elected officials that now is the time to Stop Diabetes®!
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The free app will make it simple to be a diabetes advocate from your smartphone and tablet. Download the app in the Apple App store or Google Play store by searching “ADA Advocacy”.

Stay up to date and help Stop Diabetes by:

  • Quickly and easily sign up advocates at Association events
  • Easily respond to the Association’s action alerts and petitions on diabetes issues
  • Connect with advocates and elected officials on social media
  • See federal lawmakers’ positions on legislation affecting people with diabetes
  • Get talking points about legislation affecting people with diabetes
  • Access our Advocacy Video