April 2013 Events


April 1- June 7, 2013 — Join the Dance Out Diabetes virtual walking challenge team!  

A 10-week walking challenge provided by Shape Up San Francisco is bringing teams together to walk the entire coast of California (1,016 miles).  You can join Dance Out Diabetes' team by keeping track of your walking or other physical activity and logging it on the Shape Up San Francisco website.

To register click here.

April 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2013 —   Are you one of the one million Texans who have diabetes?  Do you have family members or friends who have type 2 diabetes? Did you realize that diabetes affects more than 18.2 million people in the U.S. and is the seventh leading cause of death and the sixth leading cause of death by disease?

To help you, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is sponsoring A Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes,  a comprehensive four-week program for adults with type 2 diabetes.  Topics will be discussed by Certified Diabetes Educators from Methodist Richardson Health Center and Baylor Regional Health Center at Plano.

For more information call 972-548-4233 or metro 972-424-1460, Ext. 2433 or email c-brazeal@tamu.edu.

April 12, 2013 —  Join Banker's Life Fieldhouse Kiss A Pig competition! The purpose of Kiss a Pig is threefold:

  • To increase public awareness about diabetes and the American Diabetes Association
  • To encourage prompt diagnosis and proper treatment of diabetes
  • To raise funds to support the American Diabetes Association's research, education services and advocacy programs

Candidates will compete and raise funds for the American Diabetes Association. Candidate who brings home the most bacon will pucker up and kiss a real, live piglet at center court during half time of the Pacers versus Brooklyn Nets game at Banker's Life Fieldhouse!

For more information call 317-352-9226 or e-mail Judi Williams at juwilliams@diabetes.org.

 JApril 13, 2013 —   The Diabetes Alert Mini Health Expo is a free, educational event of the American Diabetes Association. Held annually at the Southfield Center Pavilion in Southfield, MI, the expo is open to all community members wanting to learn how to live healthy, be active, and improve the lives of all those affected by diabetes.Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.

For more information call 248-796-5000.

April 13, 2013 —  American Diabetes Association Expo in Seattle, WA.

Begin your journey to health at EXPO. Find out your risk for developing diabetes, risk, stroke, heart and kidney disease with our free health screenings and consultations. Learn how to eat healthy, be active and change the future of diabetes in Seattle at the largest community gathering dedicated to health.

The EXPO is FREE and in addition to health screening includes cooking demonstrations, expert presentations, product and service exhibitors and much more! 

For more information please contact Alicia Morgan at 206-282-4616 ext. 7212 or amorgan@diabetes.org.

April 13, 2013 —   American Diabetes Association Expo in Chicago, IL.

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/Chicago 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. 

To register click here.

April 13, 2013 —  Dance Out Diabetes!

Samba is a lively, rhythmical dance of Brazilian origin. Maisa Duke makes this dance fun and exciting for all ages and abilities.

For more information please visit website.

April 12- April 13, 2013  Riding On Insulin Tahoe 2013

This Riding On Insulin Ski & Snowboard Camp is hosted by pro snowboarder Sean Busby.  Children ages 7-17 with type 1 diabetes and their siblings can attend.  The camp will take place at Squaw Valley Resort  in Olympic Valley, California.  The orientation will take place on Friday, April 12th, and the event will take place the following day on Saturday, Apritl 13th.  Participants will learn how to ski/snowboard with the help of instructors, and assistance with diabetes management will be provided by medical volunteers.  The camp will include a dinner buffet banquet and an awards ceremony presented by inspiring Riding On Insulin athletes and coaches.  

For more information please contact Executive Director, Mollie Busby at mollie@ridingoninsulin.org or (435) 262-1419, or visit Riding On Insulin.

April 24, 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.

April 29-30, 2013 —  6th Diabetes Drug Discovery and Development Conference in Boston, MA.

Join other diabetes experts at GTC's 6th Diabetes Drug Discovery and Development Conference and hear key thought-leader's opinions to these questions and more. The conference will bring together the leading experts on diabetes from both industry and academia to discuss novle targets for diabetes, lessons to learn from current clinical drug development. 

For more information, visit the website. 


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