May 2013 Events

May 1-5, 2013 — The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists holds its annual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.

AACE presents principles of patient care, education and clinical research in response to America's current health crisis at the Phoenix Convention Center.  We would love to have you join us for the AACE 22nd Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress. To register for this exciting and informative event or to learn more, please visit http://am.aace.com/

May 2, 2013  JDRF's 10th Annual Spring for a Cure!
Please join JDRF New York City's Young Leadership Committee as they celebrate the 10th Annual Spring for a Cure on Thursday, May 2nd, at Metropolitan Pavilion! Spring for a Cure is a culinary beverage and tasting event featuring some the city's top restaurants and finest beverages with a silent auction, raffle, DJ, and dancing!
Individual tickets to the event start at $125 and are available at www.jdrf.org/sfac2013. Cocktail Attire is suggested.
Metropolitan Pavilion
123 W. 18th St.
5th Floor
New York, NY 10011  

May 4, 2013 Bikes, Beer, Food and Fun! Join the American Diabetes Association as we cycle for a cure at the Maryland Tour de Cure ride on Saturday, May 4! You can form a team or ride as an individual, either way you are sure to have a fun and rewarding day with us.

The ride will meander over the gently rolling countryside and scenic waterways of Howard County during the height of the spring bloom. Our ride features routes of different lengths for riders of all skill levels so whether you are a novice, occasional or expert cyclist, we have are sure to have a route that will match your ability with 10, 22, 32 and 63 mile courses leaving from the Gary J. Arthur Community Center in Cooksville, MD. All of our routes are fully supported to make you feel as safe as possible with multiple rest stops as well as SAG and mechanical support along the way.

When you cross the finish line, the real party begins as we welcome you back to unwind in our Health and Wellness Pavilion with a healthy lunch, live music, bike demonstrations, team photos and other wonderful amenities! Most importantly, every mile you ride and dollar you raise brings us one step closer in the fight to stop diabetes so help us start a chain reaction and register to ride on May 4 today!
 
To learn more or to register, simply visit: www.diabetes.org/tourdecuremaryland

May 4, 2013   American Diabetes Association Expo in Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles EXPO is FREE and includes health screenings, cooking demonstrations, product and service exhibitors and leading experts talking about diabetes management and prevention for Seniors, Youth and all ethnic populations. 

Free Health Screenings

  • Dental Screenings
  • A1C (measure of estimated avg. blood glucose.)
  • Cholesterol
  • Blood Pressure
  • Foot Screenings
  • Blood Glucose
  • Eye Screenings
  • Hearing Screenings 

For more information, call 1-888-DIABETES ext. 7503.

May 4, 2013 — American Association Expo in Portland, OR.

The EXPO is free and includes health screenings, cooking demonstrations, product and service exhibitors, as well as leading experts talking about diabetes management 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/Portland 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.

Portland, Oregon

Oregon Convention Center

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For more information contact Jessica Goodrich at 503-736-2770 ext. 7294 or jgoodrich@diabetes.org.

May 10, 2013 —  The American Diabetes Association's 3rd Annual Garden Party will bring the community together for a fabulous night of fun, supporting our mission to find the cure for diabetes and to improve the lives of all people with this disease.The event will take place at the Willow Oaks Country Club. The evening will feature gourmet hors d'oeuvres, open bars, live and silent auctions, fun entertainment with dancing, and a one-of-a-kind wine giveaway.

The Garden Party will raise much needed funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy efforts. Join area individuals, businesses, organizations and community leaders in support of the 131,000 Greater Richmond area residents with diabetes.

For more information contact Nancy Castrina at 804-225-8038, ext. 3287 or ncastrina@diabetes.org.

May 11, 2013 —   Dance Out Diabetes!

D.J. Charis will play your favorite disco tunes! Come dress up, and have a blast!

For more information visit website.

May 14, 2013 — Divabetic Diabetes Roundtable inspired by Kate Middleton from 6-7 PM ET

This fast-paced diabetes podcast focuses on pregnancy, motherhood, and diabetes. Special guests include two mothers living with type 1 diabetes, Liz Wolff, the owner of CURE Thrift Shop in New York, and Molly Lepeska from 100Campaign.

To learn more, visit http://www.blogtalkradio.com/divatalkradio1/2013/05/14/diabetes-roundtable-inspired-by-kate-middleton

May 18, 2013 —   Continuing Medical Education in Savannah, GA.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center. The event starts at 8:15 a.m.-5:00 p.m. For more information please call 800.99T COYD.

May 18, 2013 —  American Diabetes Association Expo in San Antonio, TX.

The San Antonio EXPO is FREE and includes health screenings, cooking demonstrations, product and service exhibitors, as well as leading experts talking about diabetes management 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 San Antonio EXPO 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.

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

Exhibit Hall D

200 E Market St.

San Antonio, TX 78206

For more information call us at 1-888-DIABETES ext. 6129.

May 18, 2013 — Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD Conference and Health Fair)

Join TCOYD at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 9:00am – 5:00pm.  Expect motivational, uplifting and informative presentations from leading diabetes experts, one-on-one advice from endocrinologists, diabetes educators, dietitians, pharmacists and personal trainers, along with workshops that include the most up-to-date information on diabetes care and self-advocacy in a variety of topics and formats.

Registration fees: $15 per person (before 12 noon PST Wednesday, March 20, 2013) or $10 per person when registering with 2 or more people.  Day-of event registration is $20 and begins at 7:30am at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE BY CALLING TCOYD at (800) 998-2693.

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

May 18, 2013 — Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) Conference and Health Fair

Mr. Divabetic adds some "Razzle Dazzle" to the TCOYD Conferences and Health Fairs in Savannah, GA. Join the fun! Play food games, enjoy fitness demostrations, and get inspired to live life like a diva!

Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) Conference and Health Fair
Savannah International Trade & Convention Center
1 International Drive
Savannah, GA 31402-0248

May 21, 2013 — 1st Annual Diabetes Hope Conference from 11 - 2 PM CT

While there is no known cure for diabetes, that doesn't mean the diagnosis is hopeless. Join us on May 21 at 11am Central Time, when we convene panelists from the medical, blogger and diabetes community worlds to engage in frank and honest discussions about diabetes.

Through the magic of Google Hangouts, we'll live stream both virtual panels and take questions live from the audience via Twitter and the hashtag #dHopeConf.

You won't want to miss the first annual Diabetes Hope Conference. So join us by RSVP'ing now!

May 23, 2013 — Divabetic Club in Philadelphia from 12 - 1 PM

Divabetic Club in Philadelphia blends diabetes self-management education, group support with online empowerment tools in a way that enlightens participants and motivates them to improve. Divabetic's uniquely different outreach and online programming comforts, connects, and empowers its community to "Glam More, Fear Less" so that no one has to struggle with diabetes alone or in silence. Regular attendees and professional facilitators often fondly refer to Divabetic Club as the "12 Step Program for women living with diabetes." Presented on behalf of the American Diabetes Assocation (ADA), Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Divabetic.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 12PM - 1 PM
Jefferson Alumni Hall, First Floor Eakins Lounge
10th and Locust Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19107
FREE ADMISSION
Register: 1-800-JEFF-NOW

May 29, 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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