National Diabetes Month

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National Diabetes Month 2014November is National Diabetes Month!

The NKFM is recognizing November as National Diabetes Month to help educate people about diabetes, help those at risk to get checked and take action, and help those who have diabetes to manage it.  Also, see what the NKFM is doing about diabetes disparities in 3 Michigan communities. . . Diabetes Community Coalitions. View maps of Diabetes Resources in Flint, Inkster, and Northwest DetroitGet more information from the National Diabetes Education Program.

Managing the ABCs of Diabetes

Infographics & Social Media

Diabetes ABCs - 2014 Diabetes Month Infographic
Diabetes and Your Heart - Infographic (From the National Diabetes Education Program)
Wear Blue on World Diabetes Day - Graphic
#WellnessWednesday Infographics (Shared every Wednesday in November)
Wear Blue for WDD on November 14!

Key messages for discussing Diabetes Month with partners and communities: NDEP Diabetes Month Key Messages

Workshops, Events, & Meetings

Events & happenings hosted by the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) & our partners
*Note: All events and activities listed below are FREE to the public unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact the suggested contact phone # or email address.

What: Commit to Fit! Healthy Cooking Demonstrations – diabetes-friendly recipes
When: Saturday, November 1, 12:00 p.m.
Where: Flint Farmers’ Market, 300 E. First St, Flint, MI 48502
Who: All are welcome
Cost: Free

What: Enhance Fitness: Fitness Demonstrations
When: Tuesdays at 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Where: Flint Farmers’ Market, 300 E. First St, Flint, MI 48502
Who: All are welcome
Cost: Free

What: Life is Sweet. Are YOU? Garden City Hospital’s 22nd Annual Diabetes Day Event
When: Saturday, November 8, 2014, 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Where: Westland Mall, Community Room, Westland, MI
Who: Individuals with diabetes, prediabetes, those at risk, and family and friends of those with diabetes
Cost: Free
Other: RSVP to 734-458-4330 by Friday, Oct. 31.

What: 8TH Annual U-M Diabetes Health Fair
When: Saturday, November 8, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Where: Sheraton Ann Arbor, 3200 Boardwalk, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Who: All are welcome
Cost: FREE
Other: free health screenings; exhibits, vendors, and giveaways; Crafts Corner for kids; free presentations at 9:30a.m., 10:30 a.m., and noon; cooking demonstration by Food Network Chef Curtis Aikens
Contact: 734-763-0177 or

What: Michigan Diabetes Awareness Month event
When: Thursday, November 13, 9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Where: The State Capitol Rotunda, Lansing, MI
Who: All are welcome
Cost: Free
Other: Join the Diabetes Partners in Action Coalition (DPAC) for information about healthy eating with diabetes and cooking on a budget, the presentation of the 2014 Sally Joy Leadership Award, and various guest speakers.

What: World Diabetes Day
When: Friday, November 14, all day
Where: Worldwide
Other: WEAR THE COLOR BLUE to show your support of diabetes awareness on World Diabetes Day! Use #WorldDiabetesDay to share your blue pictures on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.