Help Us Celebrate National Healthy Lunch Day!

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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.

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Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes 2016

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Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes benefits the American Diabetes Association and is the signature one-day, fundraising and awareness walk taking place in 121 cities across the United States. Participants join the Stop Diabetes® movement by registering and recruiting co-workers, friends and family members to walk and raise money for our mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

The day of Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is a party to celebrate and honor Red Striders – walkers with type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes, the fundraising accomplishments of our teams and individuals, as well as an opportunity to promote awareness about the seriousness of diabetes in our local community.

Come join us and show support for our community on November 5th at November 5th, 2016 AirHogs Stadium (Formally QuikTrip Park) Grand Prairie, TX.

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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.

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CONGRATULATIONS to our 2016 HEALTH CHAMPIONS!

Support the American Diabetes Association through your electricity plan at NO EXTRA COST in 3 easy steps!

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  1. Go to GiftedEnergy.com & enter your zip code
  2. BROWSE and select the energy rate that best fits your household.  You can RENEW with your same electricity provider or select a new one.
  3. Pick the AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION as your preferred charity.  A percentage of the proceeds from GiftedEnergy.com are donated to the American Diabetes Association at no extra cost.

Looking for a Day of Fellowship, Food and Fun?

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Please join us on Wednesday, November 2nd for the American Diabetes Association Senior Signature Senior Movie Event Sponsored by United HealthCare.  We are looking forward to a day of Fellowship, Food, and Fun!!   Free Popcorn, Snacks and Drinks will be provide.  I hope to see each of you there!!!!!!
When: Nov 2, 2016
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
(doors open at 8:00 a.m.)
Where: Texas Theater
231 W Jefferson Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75208