National Diabetes Month

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National Diabetes Month 2013November 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 Detroit.

Get more information from the National Diabetes Education Program.

Make a Move: Know Your Diabetes ABCs. Click here to search for diabetes information from the Diabetes Partners in Action Coalition.

Diabetes Month Infographic

Click here to open a PDF of the NKFM's Diabetes Month Infographic.

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.

Statewide:

What: Healthy People 2020 Spotlight on Health Webinar: Type 2 Diabetes Prevention
Host(s): HealthyPeople.gov and Diabetes Advocacy Alliance
When: Wednesday, November 13, 2013; 1:30pm-3:00pm
Where: Online; click here to register.
Details: This Webinar will explore what is being done to prevent type 2 diabetes, including how clinical care and public health communities can work together and how communities are implementing evidence-based interventions to address diabetes.

What: Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Webinar: Tobacco
Host(s): California Tobacco Control Program
When: November 21, 2013; 12:00pm to 12:45pm
Where: Online; click here to register.
Details: This 45-minute Webinar will be led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health, Dr. Howard Koh, who will be joined by Dr. Tim McAfee, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office on Smoking and Health. The Webinar will include a roundtable discussion on the importance of tobacco prevention.

What: Participate in the Healthy People 2020 Process - Public Comment Period
Host(s): Healthy People 2020
When: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 – Wednesday, December 4, 2013 (accepted through 5pm on December 4)
Where: Online; Visit HealthyPeople.gov
Details: Public comment will allow you to comment on proposed objectives to be added to the HIV,  Health-Related Quality of Life & Well-Being, and Social Determinants of Health topic areas as well as propose new objectives to be included in one of the 42 existing Healthy People 2020 topic areas.

Flint & Genesee County:

What: Eating Healthy – How to Prevent and Live with Diabetes
Host(s): UM-Flint Department of Public Health & Health Sciences
When: Wednesday, November 13, 2013; 11:30am-12:30pm
Where: Harding Mott University Center, Michigan Room C (400 Mill St, Flint, MI 48503)
Details: Features practical tips on eating and living healthier for the whole family presented by Michelle Bernreuter, RD, Diabetes Program Coordinator, Hurley Diabetes Center A diabetic-friendly lunch will be provided. This event is targeted at those with diabetes, at risk for diabetes, or caring for someone with diabetes.
Contact: Register by calling 810-762-3441

What: Flint: Better Health Together coalition meeting
Host(s): NKFM & FBHT coalition
When: Thursday, November 14, 2013; 12pm-1:30pm
Where: Flint Public Library,  1026 E Kearsley St, Flint, MI 48503
Details: Ryan Sullivan from Michigan Consumers Healthcare will speak about “What the Health Insurance Marketplace Means for You.”
Contact: NKFM Flint Office, 810-232-0522

What: “Taking Control” with Riva Greenberg
Host(s): McLaren Flint
When: Wednesday, November 6, 2013; 5pm
Where: McLaren Flint, Ballenger Auditorium, 401 South Ballenger Highway, Flint, MI 48532
Details: This free program will help you learn about some of the ways to control your blood sugar. Controlling blood sugar may help you reduce your risk of diabetes-related complications.
Contact: Contact the Diabetes Education Office at 810-342-4110

Detroit & Wayne County:

What: Inkster Partnership for a Healthier Community meeting
Host(s): NKFM & IPHC coalition
When: Tuesday, November 26; at 11:30am and again at 5pm
Where: Dozier Recreation Complex, 2025 Middlebelt Rd, Inkster MI, 48141
Contact: Kristie King or Sandy Waddell at NKFM Ann Arbor Office, 800-482-1455;

What: Garden City’s Diabetes Prevention Group
Host(s): Garden City Hospital
When: TBA (use contact information, below for more information)
Where: Garden City Hospital, 6245 Inkster Road, Garden City, MI 48135
Details: If you’ve been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, had gestational diabetes, are overweight, have high blood pressure, or are at risk because of family history, take advantage of GCH’s Diabetes Prevention Group series.
Contact: Call 734.458.4330 for location and date details

What: Detroit Community Against Diabetes coalition meeting
Host(s): NKFM & DCAD coalition
When: Thursday, November 14; 12pm-1:30pm
Where: New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church, 6330 Pembroke, Detroit, MI 48221
Contact: Call Victoria Fleming at the NKFM Detroit Office for more information at 313-259-1574

What: Diabetes Personal Action Towards Health (Diabetes-PATH)
Host(s): NKFM
When: Monday, November 4, 2013 through Monday, December 9, 2013 (meets on Mondays for 6 weeks); 11am-1:30pm
Where: McAuley Commons Senior Living Community, 1150 Shoemaker St, Detroit MI 48213
Details: The Diabetes PATH is a 6-week program that provides information and skills to adults with type 2 diabetes so they are better equipped to face the daily challenges of living with their condition. Workshops are conducted by two trained leaders (one or both of whom have diabetes themselves) who hold informal, small group discussions and provide easy-to-understand course materials.
Contact: Register by calling Kristin at (313) 923-8169

What: Diabetes Personal Action Towards Health (Diabetes-PATH)
Host(s): NKFM
When: Thursday, November 12, 2013 through Thursday, December 17, 2013 (meets on Thursdays for 6 weeks); 12:0opm-2:30pm
Where: St. Clements Episcopal Church, 4300 Harrison, Inkster, MI 48141
Details: The Diabetes PATH is a 6-week program that provides information and skills to adults with type 2 diabetes so they are better equipped to face the daily challenges of living with their condition. Workshops are conducted by two trained leaders (one or both of whom have diabetes themselves) who hold informal, small group discussions and provide easy-to-understand course materials.
Contact: To register, call Madie at (313) 980-8808

Washtenaw County:

What: 7th Annual World Diabetes Day Health Fair
Host(s): The University of Michigan Comprehensive Diabetes Center
When: Saturday, November 16, 2013; 9am-12pm
Where: Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel, 3200 Boardwalk Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Details: Free health screenings including urine screening for kidney disease, blood sugar and A1c, blood pressure, cholesterol (non-fasting), plus foot exams for people with diabetes, assessments of obesity risk and BMI calculation, eye exams for diabetic retinopathy, medication review, and free counseling on screening results. Also, giveaways and information/resources on diabetes prevention and treatment.
Contact: Amy Garber at U-M Comprehensive Diabetes Center, diabetes@umich.edu or (734) 763-0177

Ingham County:

What: Michigan Diabetes Awareness Month: Prevention & Education
Host(s): Diabetes Partners in Action Coalition (DPAC) & the American Diabetes Association
When: Thursday, November 14, 2013; 9:30am-10am
Where: State Capitol Rotunda, 110 S Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48933
Details: Information on Michigan diabetes prevention and self-management education efforts, guest speakers, and 2013 Sally Joy Leadership Award presentation
Contact: Jennifer Edsall, 517.335.8378
 

To view the list of Diabetes Month events as a print-friendly PDF, please click here.