June 2013 Events

June 6, 2013 — Third Annual Catwalk Fashion Show

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) of Fairfield County's annual fundraiser and afternoon of fashion, CATWALK 3 is fast approaching and will be held Thursday, June 6, at The Loading Dock in Stamford, CT. Attendees of this year's luncheon can expect a fashion show sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue of Greenwich. An IT Bag raffle, showcasing a selection of designer handbags, will be featured, along with the opportunity to win two tickets for the Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall, on June 9.

For further information and to purchase tickets, please visit https://jdrf-fairfieldcounty.ejoinme.org/CATWALK3 or contact Marcia Maslo at 203-854-0658, or mmaslo@jdrf.org.

June 8, 2013 — Dance Out Diabetes!

Allen Isidro will offer a fun, new approach to low-impact exercise in his American Line Dancing class.

For more information visit website.

June 12, 2013 -- 1:00 -- 2:30 pm ET – Developing Your Inner Entrepreneur (AADE Live Webinar): Have you ever dreamed of starting your own practice? Register for AADE's webinar—Developing Your Inner Entrepreneur and learn how you could make this business model work for you. 

Join Jacqueline King, MS, RD, CDE, FADA. She's a successful diabetes educator in private practice. Jacqueline will share her experience, knowledge, and the skills you need to be a successful entrepreneur. She'll enlighten you about the opportunities that are available in today's rapidly changing health care environment.

AADE Live Webinars provide education on the latest diabetes trends and topics. Participants can receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credit. Click here for more information on group and individual pricing.

June 17-21, 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. For more information please email us at camp.bluebonnet@gmail.com.

June 19-23 —  CampWILD 2013 in Boulder, CO.

CampWILD Training Camp transforms your life through real-time diabetes education, sports skills clinics, workouts with your camp mates and coaches, really delicious and healthy meals, and a lot of Teamy Goodness. TeamWILD Training Camp is a life changing experience where you learn about diabetes and exercises and share your experiences with other people with diabetes who care about their health and wellness. IMPORTANT: You do NOT have to consider yourself an athlete to come to CampWILD. TeamWILD works with everyone from the beginning exerciser to the already-accomplished athlete who is looking to improve both their athletic performance and their diabetes control.

WHO IS CAMP FOR? CampWILD is for adults, ages 18 and over, who have type 2 or type 1 diabetes. There are also a limited number of camp seats available to type 3's (supporters) who would like to attend camp alongside their friend or family member who has type 1 or type 2.

Upon registration you will select an an athletic track: cycling, triathlon or run/walk, to follow while at camp. All campers attend meals, and diabetes and nutrition training as one large group. Exercise sessions are sport-specific and will have levels to accommodate all fitness and skill levels.

For more information or to register please call the TeamWILD Athletics office at 612-524-9771 or e-mail mari@teamwildathletics.com

June 20, 2013 – Diabetes Conference & Health Fair: Fun, education and entertainment will be part of a Diabetes Prevention and Awareness event 4 to 8 p.m. at The Music Man Square. Participants will have the opportunity to:

• Meet IndyCar Racer Charlie Kimball (who has type I diabetes) as a featured guest; 

• Hear from Robert Larson, M.D., Pediatric Endocrinologist;

• Visit with Vivian Murray, Director of Camp Hertko Hollow, a camp for children with diabetes;

• Learn healthy eating tips from Keith Hargis, Registered Dietitian, Mercy Diabetes Center; and

• Talk with a variety of experts one-on-one.

There are two tracks available:

• Track One - Designed for youth with type I Diabetes; or
• Track Two - Designed for youth with type 2, or at risk of getting type 2.

The event is FREE to attend, but registration is required. Call Mercy Diabetes Center to register: 641-428-6385. Appetizers will be served and participants can sign up for door prizes.

June 20, 2013 -- 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET – Diabetes & Diet: Connecting the Dots (AADE Live Webinar): Healthy eating practices are a central component of successful diabetes self-management. Register for AADE's webinar—Diabetes & Diet: Connecting the Dots —and expand your knowledge base about the role specific foods can play in the management of diabetes.

Join David Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP as he presents this webinar sponsored by the California Walnut Commission. An internationally known expert in nutrition, weight management, and chronic disease prevention, Dr. Katz will speak to the important role of diabetes educators in ongoing diabetes nutrition education.

AADE Live Webinars provide education on the latest diabetes trends and topics. Participants can receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credit. Click here for more information on group and individual pricing.

June 21-25, 2013 —   73rd Scientific Sessions in Chicago, IL

The American Diabetes Association's Scientific Sessions brings together scientists and health care professionals from around the world who are involved in diabetes research and care. The five-day meeting will feature the most timely and significant advances in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diabetes. The program is organized into eight distinctive theme areas and includes presentation by world-renowned diabetes experts.

Theme areas:

• Acute and Chronic Complications

• Behavioral Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Education, and Exercise

• Clinical Diabetes/Therapeutics

• Epidemiology/Genetics

• Insulin Action/Molecular Metabolism

• Integrated Physiology/Obesity

• Islet Biology/Insulin Secretion

Attendees will be able to choose from over 3,000 original presentations which include scientific and education sessions, oral and poster presentations, and special lectures and addresses. The best new basic and clinical science related to diabetes and its complications will be presented in over 380 oral and 1,600 poster presentations. In addition, more than 175 companies will be exhibiting the newest and most innovative products and services available.

To register please click here.

June 26, 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.

June 28-29, 2013 — Vermont Summer Classic

The SLAMDiabetes Vermont Summer Classic returns on Friday and Saturday, June 28-29 at Little Fenway/Little Wrigley in Essex, VT. Games begin on June 28 at 6 pm, with Friday Opening Ceremonies at 7 pm. The tournament resumes on June 29 starting at 8:30 am. Twelve teams will compete for bragging rights while generating support to defeat T1D. SLAMDiabetes melds the best of sports, entertainment, and education to increase public awareness of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) and to support people living with this lethal disease. Founded in 2011 by Jeff and Natalie Kolok, SLAMDiabetes develops and organizes various games such as its growing series of Wiffle Ball tournaments to raise public awareness of T1D beyond the traditional circles of the diabetes community, while supporting local and regional T1D organizations providing assistance to families affected by T1D. Click here for more information on the SLAMDiabetes Vermont Summer Classic 2013, or visit www.slamdiabetes.com.


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