February 2013 Events

February 1, 2013 Camp Bluebonnet (www.campbluebonnet.org) is held at the beautiful Peaceable Retreat for Children in Killeen, Texas which is about an hour northwest of Austin on FM 2484. Camp Bluebonnet is a week long day camp providing diabetes education for children and families with the goal of improving quality of life and prevention of long term complications that threaten the future of children with diabetes. We accept 200 campers. Children with diabetes aged 4 through 17 and their siblings may apply for camp. Our application will be posted on our website around February 1. For more information please email us at camp.bluebonnet@gmail.com.

February 12, 2013 — Free Diabetes Roundtable podcast hosted by Mr. Divabetic  This month, Sally Field, a two-time Oscar winner who is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Mary Todd Lincoln in the film, Lincoln, inspires Mr. Divabetic's one hour whirlwind of diabetes wellness featuring the glamour and style of the red carpet. Special guests include: diabetes advocate, author and coach, Riva Greenberg Divabetic Image & Style Advisor, Catherine Schuller, Go2Bra creator, Connie Elder, poet Lorraine Brooks, Patricia Addie Gentle RN, CDE, Constance Brown-Riggs MSEd, RD, CDE, Neva White DNP, CRNP, CDE, Mama Rose Marie and Marilyn from Pasadena, CA who is living with type 2 diabetes.

February 12, 2013 from 6:00-7:00pm.

Click here to attend.

February 16, 2013RESCHEDULED: Divabetic presents "Love On A Two Way Street" a diabetes wellness outreach program that explores how diabetes impacts men's and women's sexual health and their romantic relationships. Join us for a two hour interactive program aimed at helping you to discover how to rekindle the intimacy with your partner.

This program is hosted by the happy healthcare host, Mr. Divabetic and presented with support from the American Diabetes Association (Philadelphia, PA Chapter), Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Divabetic.

Saturday, February 16, 2013 10AM - 12PM
Jefferson Alumni Hall , First Floor Eakins Lounge
10th and Locust Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Register: 1-800-JEFF-NOW


February 27, 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.


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