July 2014 Events

July 1-July 31, 2014 – Caring and Sharing Weekend | Pump Pouches for Kids

The primary mission of the Double H Ranch is to provide specialized camping and year round services for children and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses in order to enrich their lives and provide experiences that are memorable, empowering, fun, physically safe, and medically sound while offered in a magical Adirondack setting.

Their goal has always been to help families enjoy all the wonderful things that childhood has to offer. With the daily stress of living with diabetes, Double H Ranch wants to be able to provide a haven for families to take a breath and enjoy time with each other, along with an opportunity to make friends. They understand the high cost of diabetes and the many life changes that occur and would like to offer 15 families the ability to come to this ranch and have fun and make friends.

The entire camp experience is free. Campers must however provide their own transportation. This is a truly remarkable camp that engages families in a once in a lifetime experience. If you would like to recommend a family, please fill out an application and send it in by October 31st of 2014.

To learn more, visit http://www.pumpwearinc.com/page/caring-and-sharing-weekend-15.html.

July 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.

July 10, 2014 – The next Diabetes Support Group meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 10th (4pm-5pm) at Virginia Gay Hospital featuring guest speaker Dr. Saxena MD, PhD (Nephrology) with a presentation titled, "Protecting your Kidneys." Join us July 10th (4-5pm) in Virginia Gay Hospital Cafeteria (lower level of the hospital). If you have questions, please contact the VGH Diabetic Education Program office at 319-472-6193. Place: Virginia Gay Hospital?. Program Name: Diabetes Support Group?. Address: 502 N 9th Ave?. City, State, Zip: Vinton, IA 52349. County: Benton County?

July 12, 2014 – Join Dance Out Diabetes for "Latin Fusion!" 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.

July 14, 2014 – Join dLife's Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDE, CDN and Shauna Del Prete, RDN, CDN for a supermarket edition of dLife's Edutainment series. Airing at 12pm EST, this free webinar will guide you through grocery shopping and meal planning for your diabetes life. Whether you're shopping to plan meals at home or on the go, get tips to help you navigate the grocery store and maximize your meal plans and food budget. To register, visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4951226563374619394.

July 26, 2014 – 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 Houston 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.


July 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 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.

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