November 2013 Events
AADE Online Courses: Developed by diabetes educators for diabetes educators
Challenging patient scenarios require a deeper understanding of the patient's issues and concerns. AADE has several online courses that can help you provide the best patient care in difficult situations. Earn between 4 and 12 CE in these convenient online courses, available 24/7.
These courses provide more in-depth information than a webinar, and they give you the CE you need to maintain your certification.
• Insulin Pump Therapy
• Continuous Glucose Monitoring
• Facilitating Behavior Change
• Gestational Diabetes
• DSMT Reimbursement: Essentials
• Inpatient Diabetes Management
• ABC's of Diabetes Education
You can apply the lessons from AADE's online courses right away. Click here to learn the best ways to help your patients today.
November 2, 2013 — Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) Conference & Health Fair
Join TCOYD at the Albuquerque Convention Center on Saturday, November 2, 2013. Expect motivational, uplifting and informative presentations from leading diabetes experts, one-on-one advice from endocrinologists, diabetes educators, dietitians, pharmacists and personal trainers, along with workshops that include the most up-to-date information on diabetes care and self-advocacy in a variety of topics and formats.
Albuquerque Convention Center
401 2nd Street Northwest
Albuquerque, NM 87102
November 4, 2013 — Benefit for Marjorie's Fund: The Type 1 Diabetes Global Initiative
Join us with Tony Award-Winner & Star of the Tony-Award Winning Best Musical, "Kinky Boots", Billy Porter, on November 4th at a benefit for Marjorie's Fund. It promises to be a fun night, filled with good food, drink, and music and all for a great cause: improving the care of people living with type 1 diabetes. At Marjorie's Fund, we believe everyone living with type 1 diabetes deserves a chance to thrive; a chance to live a healthy and full life regardless of geography, age or economy. Ticket prices are 1 for $500, 2 for $700, 3 for $900 and 4 for $1000. Attire is cocktail chic. Come support Marjorie's Fund, and help us to realize this vision! We look forward to seeing you!
When: Monday, November 4, 2013, 7:00pm-11:00pm
Where: Ashford & Simpson's Sugar Bar, 254 West 72nd Street, NYC
To RSVP, please click here. Questions, call 646-481-3755.
November 9, 2013 — American Diabetes Association Expo in Pittsburgh, PA.
The EXPO is FREE and includes health screenings, cooking demonstrations, product and service exhibitors, as well as leading experts talking about diabetes management, research and prevention. Get the latest information on preventing and managing diabetes and its deadly complications to help keep you and your family healthy.Visit the American Diabetes Association EXPO/Pittsburgh and Join the Millions in the fight to Stop Diabetes. Learn how to live healthy, be active, and change the future of diabetes for you and your family.
For more information visit website.
November 9, 2013 - Funk vs. Techno with DJ Charis: Join Dance Out Diabetes in San Francisco, CA. Dance away an afternoon with DJ Charis playing the best of the best Funk and Techno music.
WHEN: Saturday 11/9/13 from 1-3 pm. (Arrive at 1:15 if you do not want the screening)
WHERE: The African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street, S.F., CA 94102 between Buchanan & Webster). Free parking.
WHO: Everyone, with and without diabetes, all ages, abilities.
WHAT: Join Dj Charis' apprentice, DJ T-Bone, in an afternoon of dancing to Funk and Techno music! Funk is a music genre that originated in the 1960s when African American musicians blended soul music, jazz and R&B into a rhythmic, danceable new form of music. Techno is a form of electronic dance music with repetitive instruments that emerged in Detroit, Michigan during the 1980s. Have a funky tehcno time dancing for the health of it!
HOW & WHY: Dance Out Diabetes is a local non-profit tha prevents and manages diabetes through dance. Because of volunteers, individual donors and corporate sponsorships, participants get a free, $277 value health check-up. This includes blood pressure, height, weight, A1C test (3-month glucose average while funding lasts), glucose, and access to certified diabetes educators. And we pay you to go dancing for the health of it!
HEALTHY REWARDS INCENTIVE PROGRAM: Participants who attend the event and get their health screenings will receive a $20 gift card. (Gift cards vary, but may include: iTunes, local farmers markets, fitness facilities). Diabetes is expensive and can be a burden, so this is our way to inspire you.
REGISTER: Please visit the Dance Out Diabetes website or call Theresa at 1-877-765-4386. Arrive promptly at 1 pm for check-in or 1:15 pm of you would like to dance without getting screened. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes. Bring water and a snack, if needed.
November 11-15, 2013 — Mr. Divabetic hosts program in celebration of World Diabetes Day
The happy healthcare host, Mr. Divabetic hosts a 5-Day community outreach diabetes educational program from 9 AM-5 PM during Diabetes Awareness month in celebration of World Diabetes Day. This unique program features daily interactive lunchtime diabetes symposiums with healthcare providers, medical students, patients and poets as well as an interactive diabetes art installation ‘Plate Poetry Project' by artist Susan McCaslin. The highlight of the program is The Plate Poetry Project which explores the emotional experience of living with diabetes as well as our relationships with food. The program's goal is to provide a forum to address an important component of diabetes self-management, but often unaddressed, topic of emotional well being. Additionally, the free event also features ‘ask the educator' stations and a diabetes resource table located in the main lobby of Downstate Medical Center.
This program is presented by the American Diabetes Association, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Divabetic.
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
450 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
November 16, 2013 — World Diabetes Conference, Melbourne, Australia
This event will be taking place from December 2-6, 2013 at the Melbourne Convention Centre.
Those who wish to attend must register by November 16, 2013. To register, please click here.
November 20, 2013 — Dr. Richard Bernstein will participate in another 60-minute TeleSeminar and Webcast at 8PM EST, 7PM CST, 6PM MST, 5PM PST, designed to answer your most important questions concerning diabetes and his thoughts on the latest developments in this area. Dr. Bernstein is a practicing diabetologist who has had diabetes for over 60 years. He is the author of six best selling diabetes books, including Diabetes Solution and The Diabetes Diet. Currently a faculty member at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, he also has a private practice in Mamaroneck, New York. The teleseminar and webcast session is FREE but seating will be limited and you must also register. You'll be able to send in your own questions for him to respond to, and also learn about the best treatments and self-care practices. Click here now to register for the next upcoming call.
November 21-24, 2013 — Ride to Cure Diabetes.
El Tour de Tucson
Join JDRF's team of riders and be part of the University Medical Center (UMC) 30th el Tour de Tucson, presented by Diamond Ventures, one of America's largest bicycling event producers. JDRF riders will be sharing the course with over 9,000 cyclists, 2,000 volunteers, and 27,000 spectators. In its 29-year history, UMC el Tour de Tucson has become known as the most prestigious bicycling event for cyclists of all ages and abilities. Bicycling Magazine selected this event as "one of America's ten best centuries."
To register click here.
November 23, 2013 — Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) Conference & Health Fair
Join TCOYD at the San Diego Convention Center on Saturday, November 23, 2013. Expect motivational, uplifting and informative presentations from leading diabetes experts, one-on-one advice from endocrinologists, diabetes educators, dietitians, pharmacists and personal trainers, along with workshops that include the most up-to-date information on diabetes care and self-advocacy in a variety of topics and formats.
San Diego Convention Center
111 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
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