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Back to School! Diabetic Tips July 29, 2010

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Make your child’s school an American Diabetes Association Safe at School Superstar, a school that provides exemplary care for students with diabetes.

The Checklist of ADA Safe at School practices:

  • THE SCHOOL’S NURSE and administrators coordinate with a student’s parents or guardian and doctor to create a diabetes care plan.
  • WRITTEN CARE PLANS include the Diabetes Management Plan and the Section 504 Plan, which detail everything about a child’s care at school and during school-related activities. This includes what to do in case of an emergency, which school staff members have been trained to provide care, and how much diabetes management the child may do on his or her own.
  • THE SCHOOL ALLOWS a capable child to check blood glucose in class, unless the care plan calls for giving the student assistance or granting privacy.
  • IF A CHILD with diabetes goes on a field trip, a school staff member trained in diabetes care is also present.
  • A CHILD WITH diabetes is welcomed into any after-school program or sports team, and a staff member or coach trained in diabetes care is present at that school-sponsored activity.
  • THE SCHOOL NURSE or other qualified health care professional has trained staff members on how to recognize and treat low blood glucose and administer insulin and glucagon.
  • THE SCHOOL CAFETERIA staff provides nutrition information, including carbohydrate counts, with menus.

*** Fore more info, please visit: http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/parents-and-kids/diabetes-care-at-school/safe-at-school/safe-at-school-statement-of.html

****IF YOU NEED HELP explaining your child’s right to diabetes care to school administrators, start by calling the ADA Center for Information and Community Support at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) and by reviewing the resource at diabetes.org/safeatschool


Adopt-A-School Health Gala July 22, 2010

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August 12, 2010
Pearl Stable
312 Pearl Parkway
San Antonio, TX 78215-1263
T: (210) 212-9539‎
The American Diabetes Association will host the Adopt-A-School Health Gala to empower San Antonio at-risk school districts and their students with diabetes and obesity prevention education.

In Bexar County, diabetes is twice the national average. One out of three children born after the year 2000 will face a future of diabetes if current trends continue. Currently, 23.6 million children and adults in the U.S. have diabetes.

YOU can make a difference! The Adopt-A-School Health Gala is a wonderful opportunity to fund a cause that is so prevalent in our city and costs so many lives. Please join us in helping to make a difference through your financial support.

On August 12th, 2010, community leaders are transported to Un Noche de Havana to experience the tastes and sounds of Old Havana at the Pearl Stable. The Gala will include live music and entertainment, school award ceremony, and recognition of Gala Honorees, Dr. Robert Trevino and Dr. George Rapier III for their contributions to the community.

****FOR MORE INFO, please contact Sarah Gonzales at 210-829-1765 ext 6127 or SGonzales@diabetes.org *****

Upcoming Educational Seminars July 14, 2010

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010: “Stay in Touch–En Contacto”


Gold’s Gym
2555 SW Military Drive
San Antonio, TX 78224

This bilingual educational workshop defines peripheral neuropathy, explains how diabetes damages nerves, and identifies who is at risk for these complications.

Saturday, August 14, 2010: “Something to Smile About–Algo Para Hacerie Sonreir”


3323 SE Military Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78223

This bilingual educational session defines good oral health and explains how diabetes can damage teeth amd what steps can be taken to prevent it. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2010: “Everybody Dance/Move for Your Health–Todos a Bailar/Moverse Para Su Salud”


Gold’s Gym
100 Crossroads Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78201

At this workshop, participants receive easy-to-implement, culturally relevant activities to incorporate into the lives of their families to increase their current level of physical activity.

Saturday, November 6, 2010: “Fourth Annual Por Tu Familia Conferencia”


Burbank High School
1000 Edwards
San Antonio, TX 78204

At this event, participants will enjoy bilingual education workshops, health screenings, exhibits, ask-the-expert booths, physical activities, refreshments, door prizes, giveaways, and more!

***Pre-Registration is required for all of these workshops. To do so, please visit www.diabetes.org/portufamiliasatx 

What are the Current & Latest Advances in Diabetes? July 7, 2010

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Date: Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Location: DGD Clinic Waiting Room
                        5107 Medical Drive
                       San Antonio, TX 78229
Come hear health professionals talk about the hottest news in diabetes!

–Pedro Rivas, M.D. Board Certified Cardiologist
Heart disease in diabetics

–Wayne Kostroun, R.D., C.D.E.
Weight loss and carb counting

–Tina Copple, R.N., C.N.P.
Glucose monitoring

–Sherwyn Schwartz, M.D. Board Certified Endocrinologist
2010 Research highlights

-Q&A after each lecture; light refreshments will be served

***Seating is LIMITED! Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. To pre-register, you MUST call (210) 615-5504

Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes Event June 30, 2010

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Registration will begin at 8 AM and the Walk will start at 9 AM


Brackenridge Park’s Joske Pavilion


Every step you take and every dollar you raise helps the American Diabetes Association provide education programs in our community, protect the rights of people with diabetes and fund critical research for a cure. By participating in Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes, you can get fit, reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes and support the American Diabetes Association!


Register online at: http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR/StepOut/SouthTexasArea?pg=entry&fr_id=7110

Once you register, use our online fundraising tools to create your personal web page, email your friends, family and co-workers, accept online donations and raise more money to stop diabetes.

Gather your friends, family and co-workers and form a Step Out team! Get started today by selecting “Form a Team!”


If you are unable to walk or you just want to help, there are many volunteer opportunities available. By volunteering, you can touch the lives of family, friends, co-workers and anyone else in our community who lives with diabetes. For more info: http://stepout.diabetes.org/site/PageServer?pagename=OUT_gi_vol_home


**Don’t miss out on the Halloween themed activities like the pet halloween costume contest. There will be one for kids too!

Thanks! June 29, 2010

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Thank you to everyone who came out to Diabetes Expo last Saturday! It was a great success and hope to see all of you guys again next year!!

Only 2 Days! June 24, 2010

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2 days left until the biggest event of the summer: Diabetes Expo!

Saturday, June 26, 2010
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center–Exhibit Hall A

Stop Diabetes Now June 23, 2010

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In SAN ANTONIO, the prevalence of diabetes is TWICE THE NATIONAL AVERAGE – 14% of the community is living everyday with diabetes. Join the movement to StopDiabetes now and make a difference.

For more information, visit:

**Only 3 more days until Expo!! Make sure not to miss out! For a chance to win FREE PRIZES, such as a family fun pack to the zoo or a day at the spa, register now at www.diabetes.org/exposanantonio

Great Father’s Day Gift! June 17, 2010

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Honor your father this Father’s Day and make a honor donation to the American Diabetes Association. What better way to show Dad you care than to donate money to help ADA fund research to find a cure for diabetes!

Family Fun Zone June 15, 2010

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Diabetes Expo isn’t just an event for adults, but it’s also for the whole family! Bring your kids to learn about healthy living, diabetes, and nutrition through active play and organized activities at the Family Fun Zone. Enjoy clowns, bounce huts, and special guest appearances! Be there!
June 26
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
**Expo is FREEwith FREE VIA transportation!