Texas Health Resources’ Community Employee Giving Campaign

American Diabetes Association is proud to partner with Texas Health Resources in North Texas.  Texas Health Resources’ Community Employee Giving campaign gives employees the opportunity to financially support local non-profit organizations and food drive beneficiaries that depend on their contributions to provide vital community-based programs and services.
This year, THR employees raised over $40,000 for American Diabetes Association, North Texas. By supporting the Community Employee Giving campaign, THR employees help provide life-saving resources and support to individuals throughout the year.
Pictured here is the Texas Health Resources-Finance Department, holding a banner they used to share the many reasons they give.

#This is Diabetes with Grace Kendzierski

From one of our own at the American Diabetes Association, Pamela Kendzierski shares the story of her daughter, Grace for National Diabetes Awareness month. Grace was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was barely a year old, but has since grown into an avid athlete. Eight year old Grace has competed in multiple triathlons, 5ks, and other sporting events to leave diabetes in the dust.
Share your story with us using #ThisIsDiabetes on social media.

Step Out Success!



Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2016 DFW Step Out! We applaud our top teams and individual fundraisers!

You can still make an impact. You can still help stop daibetes.

Fundraising remains open and you will have access to your online fundraising tools until December 9th.

Beginning the week of December 12th we will send out prize certificates via email to or those that have raised $250 or more.

Check out the FAQ page for event details!

We Step Out to do our part to Stop Diabetes® and take steps to improve our health! Participants are changing the future and making a positive impact in the lives of those who are affected by diabetes. You can, too!

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Health & Fitness Expo Gold Sponsor

THR 400

DFW Step Out Sponsors

Sams      McCarthy     Womack    Geico Lam Vascular    Covance    Naturally Slim Cigna    BAPS165        Methodist     HealthSouth   IBM Watson    Academy    Sanofi 115  Traci HerbertRPV      Liberty Mutual   Prime 175

National Premier/
Red Strider Sponsor

Novo Nordisk

National Sponsors



Promotional Sponsors



Davis Vision

Help Us Celebrate National Healthy Lunch Day!


This November 15, join us in our celebration of National Healthy Lunch Day as part of American Diabetes Month®. Commit to eating a healthy meal on this day—and every day—and encourage others in your life to do the same.

In addition, we know how important it is for people with diabetes to eat a healthy meal to maintain their blood glucose levels. As part of American Diabetes Month, we are sharing stories of real people with diabetes through our campaign theme, This Is Diabetes™. For National Healthy Lunch Day, we are encouraging those of you in the diabetes community to take a photo of what a healthy lunch means to you.

Participating is easy. We encourage you all to snap a photo of your healthy lunch and share on social media using the official hashtags #HealthyLunchDay and #ThisIsDiabetes. We’ve also provided free resources—including recipes, tip sheets and infographics to share with family and friends.

Join us for a healthy lunch on November 15!

Parkland’s 9th Annual Diabetes Management Conference

Attend to learn more about innovative and targeted approaches to diabetes care and education.

November 18, 2016
7 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Fellowship Dallas  |  9330 North Central Expressway, Dallas

At this conference, you will have the opportunities to:
• Obtain CME and CEs (RN, RD, Pharm and SW)
• Receive the latest information in diabetes management
• Speak with diabetes experts and thought leaders
• Network with your peers

The conference is designed for:
Physicians, pharmacists, nurses, dietitians, social workers and diabetes educators.

website link also: www.parklandhospital.com/DiabetesConference

Click the document below to view the agenda for the conference.


World Diabetes Day Summit Awards

On November 15th at the World Diabetes Day Summit, Expo and Luncheon, the following companies will be awarded the American Diabetes Association’s Crystal Apple in recognition of promoting a culture of wellness.

Cinemark USA, Inc.

Grand Prairie Independent School District

Grayson County

Lennox International Inc.

Methodist Health System

Physiofit Texas LLC

Prime Therapeutics

Quest Diagnostics

Republic Property Group

Republic Property Group

Roger’s-O’Brien Construction

Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of HealthSouth

Womack Machine Supply Co.

Their Companies will each receive a Crystal Apple.