Diabetes Events - November 2007

Events - November 2007

November 2007 - Healthy Menu Makeovers with Celebrity Chef: Restaurateur, author and television show host, B. Smith, is encouraging people with type 2 diabetes to recognize that small changes, including food choices, can have a positive effect on managing diabetes successfully, through the Diabetes New Day campaign. The program offers people with type 2 diabetes a one-of-a-kind opportunity to have B. Smith turn their favorite recipe into a diabetes-friendly meal. This month, B. Smith is kicking-off the program with her first menu makeover in Philadelphia and will be visiting additional cities throughout the U.S. in the coming months. Register at www.DiabetesNewDay.com to be considered for a Healthy Menu Makeover!

November 2- 3rd 2007 - Come hunt with us! The sixth annual Celebrity Pheasant Hunt is again raising money for Camp Gilbert, South Dakota's camp for kids ages 8-18 with diabetes. Bring your friends and we'll have two days of fun in prime pheasant country surrounding Aberdeen, SD. To reserve your hunting spot, call Bobbie Dempsey at 605-622-2223 and get registered, or find out more about our Hunt. You can also reach us at 1-800-409-2277 Ext. 290, or visit our website at www.theamericannews.net.

November 3rd 2007 - 8th Annual High Hopes Gala The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA. This elegant black-tie affair is one of Joslin Diabetes Center's most popular events, generating critical support for the High Hopes Fund. The event features a special musical performance and an auction with a broad range of items, collectibles, and vacation packages. For more information about this event, please call (888) JOSLIN-2.

November 3rd 2007 - Diabetes Research Institute Foundation 5th World of Hope Conference is a research update for people with type 1 diabetes and their families. Please join us for a day-long conference to learn about innovative technologies, new, cell-based therapies and the latest projects aimed at restoring insulin production in patients. Event will begin at 8:00 am with registration and continental breakfast. Location is The Signature Grand 6900 State Road 84 Davie, FL. Cost is $25 per person / $60 per family of up to four people. Complimentary, on-premise childcare will be provided by the Barton Center for Diabetes Education. Call 954.964.4040 or 800.321.3437 for more information.

November 3rd 2007 - World of Hope Conference: Families affected by diabetes are invited to attend a day-long conference at The Signature Grand in Davie to learn how the Diabetes Research Institute is harnessing the power of emerging technologies to restore insulin production. Guests will hear from the worlds leading diabetes researchers who are turning new discoveries into novel treatment strategies for those living with type 1 diabetes. Discussions will also turn toward the spectrum of emotions all families affected by diabetes experience. The cost is $25 per person or $60 per family of up to four people. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please contact the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation at 800-321-3437 or visit www.diabetesresearch.org.

November 3rd 2007 - Diabetes Community Forum: This year's focus will be on diet and exercise. There will be an information fair, plated lunch and three speakers who will speak about taking care of yourself and your diabetes. Questions and Answers will be a part of each presentation. This event is free to the public but lunch is limited to 500 people. Event takes place from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Hilton Hotel 2200 Harvard St Sacramento, CA 95815. Pre-registration is recommended. Register today by logging on to www.diabetes.org/forum or by calling (888) 342-2383 x 7404. If you are pre-registered, you must check in by 10:30 to save your seat for lunch. The Information Fair is not limited.

November 7th 2007 - Free foot screenings help detect disease, prevent limb loss at 28 locations across Michigan for free diabetes foot screenings from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Local podiatrists will volunteer their time to conduct the exams and answer your questions. To find a foot screening site near you or for more information, call 1-888-DIABETES, ext. 6697 or visit diabetes.org/detroit.

November 10th 2007 ADA's Feria deSalud (Hispanic Diabetes fair) at Bayfront Park, Tina Hills Pavilion in Miami, FL.

November 10th 2007 The ABC's of Diabetes: During this half-day program, participants will learn the proper steps to achieve and maintain a balanced lifestyle through the management of their ABCs of Diabetes. Location is Downingtown Golf Club, 85 Country Club Drive, Downingtown, PA 19335.

November 12th 2007 - Live Chat for Diabetes Awareness Month Brenda Novak, best-selling author, discussing How You and Your Child Can Maintain a Routine During the Holidays Monday November, 12, 2007 (4 PM EST, 1PM PST) AbbottDiabetesCare.com.

November 12th 2007 - Diabetes Research Institute Harold Kart Golf Classic: This sixth annual 18-hole tournament will be held at the beautiful Boca West Country Club. Beginning with a buffet lunch, players will enjoy an afternoon of golf, followed by a cocktail reception and awards dinner, plus silent and live auctions. A players spot costs $300 and sponsorship opportunities are available.For more information, or to purchase tickets, please contact the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation at 800-321-3437 or visit www.diabetesresearch.org.

November 13th 2007 - Please join us at the North General Hospital in New York (1879 Madison Ave #3 in Manhattan) at the Steps for Healthy Living event to learn more about diabetic nerve pain, and how to help address the impact it may have on your life. Event time is 5:30 - 8:00 pm and registration is required. To register, please call 212-423-4184 or visit the North General Hospital.

November 14th 2007 - The first United Nations observed World Diabetes Day, hosted by the International Diabetes Federation, will feature worldwide events to raise awareness of the warning signs of diabetes, the importance of reducing its prevalence and the adoption of healthier lifestyles. More than 100 buildings around the world will be lit in blue to commemorate the day, and a diabetes education rally hosted by IDF president Professor Martin Silink and celebrity chef B. Smith will take place in New York. For information about additional World Diabetes Day events, visit www.WorldDiabetesDay.org. For information about B. Smiths healthy menu makeover program, visit www.DiabetesNewDay.com.

November 13th 2007 - Nutrition/Diabetes-Health Education Week at Oklahoma State University North Hall Lobby in Stillwater, OK at 8:00 am.

November 14th 2007 - Diabetes Meeting Fitness/Food at Coral Springs Medical, 3100 Coral Hills Drive, Conf A, Coral Springs, FL at 1:00 pm. For more information contact Dr Shirley Schwartz 954-344-3344.

November 15th 2007 - Free Community Health Event Will Highlight Painful Diabetic Condition, Offer Strategies for Management please join us at the King Greenleaf Community Center, 201 N St SW, in Washington, DC, at the Steps for Healthy Living event to learn more about diabetic nerve pain, and how to help address the impact it may have on your life. Event takes place form 11:30 am - 2:30 pm.

November 15th 2007- Love and Hope Preview Party: This elegant affair will kick off the 34th annual Love and Hope season and will take place at the Diplomat Country Club in Hallandale. Featuring a fabulous cocktail reception, followed by a dinner program, dancing and live entertainment, the evening begins at 6:30 pm and a minimum donation of $250 per person is required. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please contact the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation at 800-321-3437 or visit www.diabetesresearch.org.

November 17th 2007 - TCOYD - Taking Control Of Your Diabetes Conference at the Midwest Airlines Center in Milwaukee, WI. Taking Control Of Your Diabetes, 501(c)3, (TCOYD), a nationally recognized not-for-profit diabetes educational organization, invites people with diabetes, as well as those at risk for diabetes and their loved ones, to a full day of seminars, workshops and one-on-one opportunities with leading experts in diabetes care to conferences across the country in 2007. TCOYD's Mission is to educate and motivate people with diabetes and their loved ones, to take a more active role in their condition, in order to live healthier, happier, and more productive lives.

November 19th 2007 - Live Chat for Diabetes Awareness Month Jeff Hitchcock, founder of www.ChildrenWithDiabetes.com, discussing Stress-Reducing Advice for Parents of Children with Diabetes - Monday, November 19, 2007 (1 Pm EST, 10 AM PST) AbbottDiabetesCare.com.

November 20th 2007 - Dealing with the Holidays Program: The University of Illinois Extension will offer a special program just for diabetics and their families. Special strategies to effectively deal with food choices during the holiday season will be taught. The program will include a cooking demonstration, where samples will be available. To pre-register, please contact the Cook County/Chicago South Unit office at 773.768.7779. There is a $5 program fee to cover costs. Location is Shops at La Cantera in Chicago, IL.

November 21st 2007 Diabetes and Your Heart at 11:00 am.Location is JFK Medical Center 6056 Boynton Beach Blvd, Suite 245, Boynton Beach, FL 33437. For more information contact Marci Sloane, CDE 561-731-5347.

November 23rd 2007 - Each year more than 400 volunteers wrap gifts for generous patrons as part of JDRF's Holiday Gift Wrap fundraising program. JDRF volunteers will wrap gifts at the Burlington Mall in Burlington, MA from Friday, through Monday, December 24, 2007. Please note that the JDRF Gift Wrap will only be at the Burlington Mall site this year.

November 27th 2007 Diabetes Education Classes at the Residence Inn Marriott 130 N. University Drive Plantation, Florida 33324. Event will take place at 2:00 pm and end at 4:00 p.m.

November 27th 2007 Preventing and Managing Diabetes Program at Hales Corners Clinic 8901 W. Lincoln Ave. West Allis, WI 53227 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Program includes educational workshops, exhibits, and one-on-one interaction with healthcare professionals. This a free event call 888-863-5502 for more information.

November 27th 2007 - Steps for Healthy Living event at Homan Square Park Community Center in Chicago from 11:30 am 2:30 pm. Learn more about diabetic nerve pain, and how to help address the impact it may have on your life. Registration is required. To register, please call 312-746-6650 or visit the Homan Square Park Community Center.

November 28th 2007 Live Chat for Diabetes Awareness Month Ellen Haas, author of Diabetes Fit Food, discussing Healthy Holidays: Tips for Diabetes-Friendly Meals Wednesday, November 28,2007 (3 PM EST, 12 PM PST) AbbottDiabetesCare.com.

November 28th 2007 - Please join us at the Brookside Park Community Center in Indianapolis at the Steps for Healthy Living event to learn more about diabetic nerve pain, and how to help address the impact it may have on your life. Event is from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm at the Brookside Park Community Center, 3500 Brookside Pkwy S Dr in Indianapolis. Registration is required. To register, please call 317-327-7179 or visit the Brookside Park Community Center.

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