December 2014 Events

December 1, 2014 – Application deadline for the Students With Diabetes Internship Program. The SWD Internship Program is a competitive opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students designed to train the next generation of diabetes professionals and leaders!

Internships are available serving a wide range of interests such as advocacy, marketing, research, publishing, technology & engineering, clinical, non-profit management, and communications.

For more information, visit

December 9, 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.

December 13, 2014 – Dance Salsa with Dance Out Diabetes! 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 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

December 15, 2014 – Enter the diaTribe Get Fit Giveaway for a chance to win 10 grand prizes: a fitness tracker of the winners' choice between a Fitbit Flex or Jawbone Up, plous other cool bonus prizes! The giveaway promotes healthy walking and fitness to help people manage their diabetes. To enter and for more information, visit Giveaway ends December 15th!

December 30, 2014 – Dr. Richard Bernstein will conduct 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 68 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.

January 12, 2015 - Diabetes can be delicious! dLife will be conducting the first webinar of its 2015 Edutainment Series entitled "New Year New You" at 12:00pm EST. Join Chef Curtis Aikens, Original Food Network host and patient with type 2; Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN, and dLife Contributor; and Teresa Martin, RD, CDE to start off your year right -- as they provide diabetes-friendly cooking, nutrition, and meal planning tips to help motivate people with diabetes to eat healthier. Key topics include delicious healthy menu ideas, diabetes 101 and basic nutrition, and balancing food and blood glucose testing. To register, click here.

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