April 2014 Events

April 1, 2014 – "Dining with Diabetes: A Program for Adults with Diabetes and their Families," is designed to teach those with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes how to manage their condition. The series will be held on Tuesdays, from 2-4:30 p.m. at the Adams County Agricultural and Natural Resources Building, 670 Old Harrisburg Rd. Classes in the series are scheduled for March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8 and a follow-up class on June 10.

The set of six classes are offered in a social and interactive setting.

The series is offered without charge for Medicare or Medicaid beneficiaries. For others, the total cost for the five classes plus the follow-up class is at a special rate of $40 for an individual or $55 for a family registration. The fee includes all educational materials, lab tests and foods served, with scholarships available.

The focus of these classes is on making the lifestyle changes that will give the biggest bang for the buck — weeding out details that confuse or are of limited benefit in diabetes control. Lifestyle change offers the chance to decrease blood sugar and insulin resistance, making the most of the body's remaining insulin production for living a healthy life.

Each participant will receive a blood test to measure recent blood sugar levels, recipes, an exercise DVD, educational materials, pedometers, stretch bands and other items. Each class offers food demonstrations, mild physical activity and class discussion.

The instructor for the course will be Rayna Cooper, a registered dietitian and educator for Penn State Extension.

Reservations for the class and fee payment (if applicable) must be completed by March 10, though class additions may be made through the second week, space available.

For information or to register for these Gettysburg classes, contact the Adams County Extension office at 717-334-6271 or register online, listed by date of first class, at http://extension.psu.edu/diabetes/events.

April 4, 11, 25, 2014 – Cooking Class: 'Diabetes Initiative' at UConn, includes cooking, food prep, info, recipes, and shopping. Fridays 1:15 PM to 3:00 PM, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UCONN, 99 East Main Street, Room 102, Waterbury, CT 06702. 203-236-9924. $60 plus membership fee. Help for Type 2 diabetes: prevention; avoid complications; and reduce or eliminate the need for medications. Diabetes-nutrition topics via DVD with Neal Barnard, M.D. Learn practical food tips, cooking skills for easy-to-prepare, gluten-free (or easily adaptable) meals. Anyone concerned about Type 2 diabetes will benefit from the fun class and enjoy delicious food samples.  A lively shopping tour will be included.

April 5, 2014 – ADA Expo — Chicago

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. 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.

Public Transportation to McCormick Place is highly recommended. Visit the Travel, Accomodations and Transportation page more details.

 

April 8, 2014 – The Diabetes Education Center at Morris Hospital will host its monthly Diabetes Support Group from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 at Morris Hospital, 150 W. High Street in Morris, IL. This interactive support group provides individuals with diabetes and their family members an opportunity to support one another and gain new perspectives in diabetes self-management. On April 22, a Pre-Diabetes Education Class will be offered from 9 to 11 a.m. in Whitman Assembly Room 1 at the hospital. Participants will learn how early treatment, healthful eating and physical activity can help manage pre-diabetes, a condition characterized by blood sugar levels that are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be classified as type 2 diabetes. Without intervention, pre-diabetes is likely to become type 2 diabetes in 10 years or less.
Both programs are free. Registration is not required. For information, call 815-705-7367.

April 8, 2014 – "Dining with Diabetes: A Program for Adults with Diabetes and their Families," is designed to teach those with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes how to manage their condition. The series will be held on Tuesdays, from 2-4:30 p.m. at the Adams County Agricultural and Natural Resources Building, 670 Old Harrisburg Rd. Classes in the series are scheduled for March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8 and a follow-up class on June 10.

The set of six classes are offered in a social and interactive setting.

The series is offered without charge for Medicare or Medicaid beneficiaries. For others, the total cost for the five classes plus the follow-up class is at a special rate of $40 for an individual or $55 for a family registration. The fee includes all educational materials, lab tests and foods served, with scholarships available.

The focus of these classes is on making the lifestyle changes that will give the biggest bang for the buck — weeding out details that confuse or are of limited benefit in diabetes control. Lifestyle change offers the chance to decrease blood sugar and insulin resistance, making the most of the body's remaining insulin production for living a healthy life.

Each participant will receive a blood test to measure recent blood sugar levels, recipes, an exercise DVD, educational materials, pedometers, stretch bands and other items. Each class offers food demonstrations, mild physical activity and class discussion.

The instructor for the course will be Rayna Cooper, a registered dietitian and educator for Penn State Extension.

Reservations for the class and fee payment (if applicable) must be completed by March 10, though class additions may be made through the second week, space available.

For information or to register for these Gettysburg classes, contact the Adams County Extension office at 717-334-6271 or register online, listed by date of first class, at http://extension.psu.edu/diabetes/events.

April 8, 2014 - The Derby Diabetes Education Club, in conjunction with the American Diabetes Association, holds monthly meetings to discuss the management of diabetes, its challenges, and day-to-day dietary concerns. Those seeking additional information may call 203-734-5288 (evenings), 203-732-7181, or Griffin InfoSource at 203-732-7211. Registration is requested.
 

April 12, 2014 – Join Dance Out Diabetes for Zumba Gold! The class will be held at The African American Arts & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 between Buchanan & Webster). Free parking.

Register at www.danceoutdiabetes.org or call Theresa at 1-877-765-4386. Please show up promptly at 1 pm for check-in. Wear comfortable shoes, clothes and bring water (and a snack if needed). We are a scent-free organization. Send music requests to dj@danceoutdiabetes.org

April 22, 2014 – The Diabetes Education Center at Morris Hospital will host a Pre-Diabetes Education Class, offered from 9 to 11 a.m. in Whitman Assembly Room 1 at Morris Hospital, 150 W. High Street in Morris, lL. Participants will learn how early treatment, healthful eating and physical activity can help manage pre-diabetes, a condition characterized by blood sugar levels that are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be classified as type 2 diabetes. Without intervention, pre-diabetes is likely to become type 2 diabetes in 10 years or less. This program is free. Registration is not required. For information, call 815-705-7367.

April 22, 2014 – Visit the dLife and Veria tent at Earth Day New York on April 22, 2014, from 11:00am to 7:00pm! Musical entertainment, environmental exhibits, kids' activities, and much more! It's an event you won't want to miss!

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April 25, 2014 – Penn State Extension (PSE) is offering, "Dining with Diabetes: A Program for Adults with Diabetes and their Families," to help those with type 2 diabetes manage their disease. The program includes: four classes, recipes, educational materials, exercise DVDs, pedometers and stretch bands. Each class is taught by a Certified Diabetes Educator and Community Health Educator, and offers food demonstrations and tasting, ideas for physical activity, and discussions regarding important information to help manage diabetes. In addition, tests are provided to measure hemoglobin A1C and blood pressure. If you would like to learn more about type 2 diabetes, register for PSE's Dining with Diabetes Program. Classes provide nutrition education, daily meal plans, interactive cooking demonstrations, food sampling, as well as an opportunity to connect with others who are living with type 2 diabetes. Three, four-week programs will be held starting in February. The third program will be held:

Fridays beginning April 25 from 10 a.m. to noon with a follow-up class on July 25, at the Elm Park United Methodist Church, 712 Linden St., Scranton.

The cost of the program is $40 per person or $55 for two family members living in the same household. However, Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries receive free registration. Financial scholarships are also available. For questions or to register, please call PSE in Lackawanna County at 570-963-6842, e-mail nmd5140@psu.edu, or visit extension.psu.edu and click on Lackawanna County. Hurry, space is limited!

Read more: http://www.thecarbondalenews.com/article/20140220/News/140219632#ixzz2tylLBSe4

April 30, 2014 - 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 67 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 attendance 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.

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