American Diabetes Month
American Diabetes Month - American Diabetes Association
The vision of the American Diabetes Association is a life free of diabetes and all of its burdens. Raising awareness of this ever-growing disease is one of the main efforts behind the mission of the Association. American Diabetes Month (ADM) is an important element in this effort, with programs designed to focus the nation’s attention on the issues surrounding diabetes and the many people who are impacted by the disease.
During American Diabetes Month 2012, the Association encourages Americans to share “A Day in the Life of Diabetes” by uploading a personal image on our Facebook page to show what the daily life of diabetes means to them. For every photo/image uploaded, CVS/pharmacy will donate $1.00 to the American Diabetes Association, up to $25,000.
Resources for American Diabetes Month are available for FREE to download off of our national website at: diabetes.org/adm.
Visit Walgreens and help Stop Diabetes!
Beginning on November 14, all area Walgreens stores will be accepting donations on behalf of the American Diabetes Association. Walgreens will also continue to support CheckUp America, the Association's type 2 diabetes prevention initiative designed to identify and educate those at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Please visit walgreens.com or contact your local Association office for more information.
Will you join the fight to Stop Diabetes?
November 14th of each year has been declared Diabetes Awareness Day in Illinois. This law, passed earlier this year due to the efforts of House Republican Tom Cross and the Illinois Diabetes Caucus, will help in reaching a broader audience in Illinois and educating them about the importance of diabetes prevention and learning the signs and symptoms of this disease. Visit the Illinois Diabetes Caucus website to find out more about what laws are affecting those living with diabetes in Illinois at http://www.ilgadiabetes.com/.
Have American Diabetes Month proclaimed in your city!
Contact Jackie Ross at JRoss@diabetes.org to be sent a template email to send to your mayor to proclaim ADM in your city and help raise awareness about diabetes in your community.
Thank you to the following mayors for proclaiming Diabetes Month in their city! We applaud their efforts to educate their communities about the risk of developing diabetes and helping the Association's movement to Stop Diabetes!
Village of Schaumburg - Al Larson, Village President
City of Wheaton - Michael Gresk, Mayor
City of Elgin - David J. Kaptain, Mayor
City of DesPlaines - Martin J. Moyler, Mayor
November Community Events
- Illinois Diabetes Summit for State Legislators
Monday, November 26, 2012 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
State House Inn – Ballroom B, 101 East Adams St. Springfield, IL 62701
Help us recruit your legislator to attend this educational event for the Illinois Diabetes Caucus, contact Jackie Ross at JRoss@diabetes.org for an email invite.
- Diabetes and Diet with the Whole Foods Market Wellness Club
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 7:00 p.m.
Whole Foods Market Evanston South, 1111 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL. 60202
This program is created by medical doctors who specialize in diabetes and heart disease with diet and lifestyle to help you lose weight and reach optimal health.
$10 when you mention American Diabetes Association (regular price $20), RSVP by calling 847-475-9492 by November 26, 2012.
- Down Dog for Diabetes Yoga Session
November 30, 2012 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Held at Ajrenaline Fitness, 1673 E. Oakton St., Des Plaines, IL. 60018
Entry fee $50, proceeds benefit the American Diabetes Association Chicago. Beverages and hors d'oeuvees provided, silent auction, visit with CDE, massage therapist, nutritionist and private session with yoga instructor.
For more information view their flyer here or register online at AjrenalineFitness.com
- Sisters of St. Francis Health Services, Inc.
Tuesdays 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
St. Anthony Hospital, Crown Point, IN.
Contact Cindy Mako, RN, CDE at 219-757-6268 or visit the alliance online.
- Community Healthcare System Diabetes Education classes
St. Catherine Hospital - East Chicago, IN & Community Hospital Munster, IN
Center for Diabetes Education Program - Multiple classes available at http://www.comhs.org/community/classes.asp.
- Methodist Hospitals Southlake Campus
Tuesdays - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Diabetes Center, 303 East 89th Ave., Merrillville, IN & Gary, IN.
To register, call 219-738-5802.
- Methodist Hospitals Midlake Campus
4th Tuesday of the month - 10:30 a.m. to Noon or 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
For questions call 219-738-5802 or visit http://www.methodisthospitals.org/diabetes.aspx.
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