March 2014 Events

March 1 - 11, 2014 Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes is a five-week series of classes for people with Type 2 diabetes. Some of the topics covered include nutrition and meal planning, managing blood glucose, diabetes medicines, and are taught by area doctors, nurses, physical therapists, registered dieticians, and others. The class series is in progress until March 11 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am in the education room at Parkview Regional Hospital, 600 South Bonham, Mexia. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has two additional programs that can help you to gain healthy habits. One is Walk Across Texas, an 8-week program to help people establish a habit of regular physical activity. The other program is Step Up and Scale Down, a 12-week program that helps people with healthy eating and achieving a healthy weight. Call your Limestone County Extension agent, Vanessa Casad, at (254) 729-5314 to find out about these programs in your community and to register for the February and March Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes classes. Free classes for High-Risk individuals.

March 1, 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 Salt Lake City 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.

For more information on the Salt Lake City EXPO or for sponsorship and exhibit opportunities, please contact Beverly Bartel at bbartel@diabetes.org or 801-363-3024 ext. 7072.

Speakers/Workshops Schedule

Living with Diabetes Stage

9:30 a.m. — Exercise Demonstration
Presented by Silver Sneakers

10:00 a.m. — "Understanding Hypoglycemia"
James Chamberlain MD

11:00 a.m. — "Making Diet and Exercise Changes Easier"
Emily Gilgen RD, CDE

Noon — "Making Your Diabetes Team Work for You"
Michelle Litchman APRN

1:00 p.m. — "Liv-A-Betes panel"
Presented by Gold's Gym

2:00 p.m. — "A1C Champion"
Presented by Sanofi Aventis

 

Healthy Living Stage

Sponsored by Harmons

10:00 a.m. — "Smokey Egg-White Frittata"
Chef Evan

11:00 a.m. — "Farro Lettuce Wrap"
Chef Evan

Noon — "Ginger Shrimp Stir Fry"
Chef Evan

1:00 p.m. — "Smart Snacking"
Chef Evan

 

March 1, 2014 Sometimes life can be a challenge with the juggling that takes place daily. If you add managing diabetes to the list of responsibilities, life can be even more hectic. Learn steps to help you get your life in control at Palos Community Hospital's annual Diabetes Fair from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 1 at Palos Health & Fitness Center, 15430 West Ave., Orland Park.

During our free diabetes fair, a certified life coach and counselor will provide tools on how to better handle all the responsibilities of living a healthy life. In addition, a physical therapist will focus on fall prevention to help keep you or your loved one safe.
Additional resources and vendors will be available with information on products used for managing diabetes and symptoms.

Register online at http://bit.ly/diabetes14 or call (708) 226-2300. Light refreshments will be available.

March 3, 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 second program will be held:

Mondays beginning March 3 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with a follow-up class on June 2 at Abington Senior Center, 1151 Winola Rd., S. Abington Twp.

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

March 3, 2014 –The University of Tennessee Extension in partnership with East Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability and East Tennessee Regional Health Department will hold a Take Charge of Your Diabetes self-management workshop designed to let people put life back into your life.Developed at Stanford University, this workshop has been offered at hundreds of locations throughout the United States. This free self-management class will help to:

1. Review the relationship between food and blood sugar levels

2. Discuss some basic principles of healthy eating with diabetes

3. Introduce action plans as a key self-management tool

4. Introduce problem-solving techniques

5. Practice making healthy menus using this formula and food guide

6. Discuss guidelines for preventing diabetes complications

7. Discuss the effect of exercise on blood sugar

8. Discuss anger, fear and frustration and their management

March 5, 2014 - "Eating Healthy With Diabetes," St. Louis, Missouri

Location: Shop 'n Save - 3865 Gravois Avenue, St. Louis 

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Led by registered dietitians and trained pharmacists, each two-hour "Eating Healthy With Diabetes" session includes information, tips and a shopping trip through the store to discuss healthier options for meals and snacks for those living with diabetes.

 

• 1032 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis – Tuesday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m.

• 4201 N. Belt West, Belleville – Wednesday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m.

 

March 7, 14, 21, 28, 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.

March 8, 2014 – Join Dance Out Diabetes for an 80s dance party! The class will be held at The African American Arts & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 between Buchanan & Webster). Free parking.

March 8, 2014 - Join TCOYD at the Sacramento Convention Center on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 9:00am – 5:00pm. Learn, laugh, and live better with leading diabetes experts, get one-on-one advice from endocrinologists, diabetes educators, dietitians, pharmacists and personal trainers and receive the most cutting-edge type-specific information on diabetes care and management by attending TCOYD's individualized type 1 or type 2 track.

SPACE IS LIMITED: pre-registration is recommended.

Registration fees: $20 per person ($15 per person for groups of 2 or more) on or before 12 noon PST Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Day-of event registration is $25 and begins at 7:30am at the Sacramento Convention Center. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE BY CALLING TCOYD.

To register or to get more information, call 800.99.TCOYD (800.998.2693) or visit www.tcoyd.org.

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.

March 11, 2014 - "Eating Healthy With Diabetes," St. Louis, Missouri

Location: 1032 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Led by registered dietitians and trained pharmacists, each two-hour "Eating Healthy With Diabetes" session includes information, tips and a shopping trip through the store to discuss healthier options for meals and snacks for those living with diabetes.

 

• 4201 N. Belt West, Belleville – Wednesday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m.

 

March 11, 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.

March 11, 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.

March 12, 2014 - "Eating Healthy With Diabetes," St. Louis, Missouri

Location: 4201 N. Belt West, Belleville

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Led by registered dietitians and trained pharmacists, each two-hour "Eating Healthy With Diabetes" session includes information, tips and a shopping trip through the store to discuss healthier options for meals and snacks for those living with diabetes.

 

March 12, 19, 26, 2014 – "Dining with Diabetes" is a three-class health workshop, hosted by Ohio State University Extension Clermont County. Dining with Diabetes (DWD) is a series of classes conducted by OSUE's Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) staff and community health partners. The program helps individuals learn strategies to manage their diabetes through menu planning, carbohydrate counting, portion control, label reading and recipe modification. The workshop's informal, interactive style encourages group discussion. All classes are interactive and include food sampling for three meals along with helpful resources.additional 200,000 are estimated to have diabetes and don't know it. The cost for the three-class DWD workshop is $15 per participant. To download a registration form, visit http://clermont.osu.edu. Please contact Clermont Extension at (513)?732-7070 if any questions. Classes for June, September and November classes are being planned, and those dates will be announced soon.
When & Where: 6 to 8 p.m. at the Clermont County Fairgrounds 4-H Hall, 1000 Locust Street, Owensville.

March 15, 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.

What you can expect:

  • 80+ Exhibitors displaying the newest technology in Insulin Pumps, Blood Glucose Meters, CGM companies and much more!
  • Live, multi-cultural, healthy cooking demonstrations at the Healthy Eating stage by Tri-State area Chefs.
  • Free health screenings.
  • View the latest products and experience hands-on-learning with the newest diabetes products on the market.
  • Engaging workshops for children and adults, and panels from physicians in your area.
  • An active living zone featuring fitness for all ages.
  • Interactive kids and senior zones, featuring games, recipes, education and more.
  • Speak with Safe at School experts to discuss your child's 504 plan for school and discrimination issues.
  • See your fundraising dollars and work, and listen to leading experts on the newest in Diabetes Research.
  • And much, much more!

Stay tuned for the 2014 list of speakers and programs!

Volunteers needed. Sign up today to volunteer at the New York EXPO!

 

March 18, 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.

March 25, 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.

March 26, 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.

March 26, 2014 – My Neuropathy Matters: Taking Control as Prescribed Webinar, 12pmEST / 11amCST / 10amMST / 9amPST.

Register to attend this FREE webinar at myneuropathymatters.com. Do you ever forget to take a medication? I suffer from a chronic health condition and I know I sometimes forget – if the truth be known! Why does this happen? Is it because we worry what others will think? Or is it because we don't understand the importance of taking our medications regularly? Maybe it's the cost of the medication. It could be one of many reasons, but please know that you are not alone. Medication adherence is a common problem across many different disease states such as diabetes, depression and memory problems. You may be surprised to know that with long-term therapies we only achieve about 50% adherence - and yes, we have room for improvement. Stumbling blocks like forgetfulness, costs, and stigma can result in an increased risk of illness and death, a greater number of hospitalizations and longer stays, loss of productivity at school and work just to name a few. As you can see, it makes sense to take medications as prescribed in order to get the best possible results.

So how does one go about overcoming these barriers? Please join us on March 26th, 2014 to learn more about a number of different strategies to tackle these challenging barriers. I look forward to sharing both my professional and personal experiences and having an
open and honest dialogue with you. See you soon!

Sincerely, Saundra Jain , MA, PsyD, PPC

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