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National Diabetes Month 2016


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 The fall season provides ample opportunity for the Central Ohio Diabetes Association to raise diabetes awareness, promote detection and educate the public on the disease during November (National Diabetes Month) and December. 

More than 415 million people in the world have diabetes, a figure that is projected to rise to 642 million in 2035, if people at risk do not start making some lifestyle changes. Complications from diabetes caused almost 5 million deaths, which included the startling global statistic of a person dying every 7 seconds from diabetes. This metabolic syndrome is responsible for more than $673 Billion in US Healthcare costs and in 2013 over 79,000 children developed Type 1 Diabetes.      

The International Diabetes Federation recognizes November 14, as World Diabetes Day, where a number of monuments and buildings will be lit in blue on that day to raise awareness of diabetes, celebrate World Diabetes Day and serve as beacons of hope for the millions of people worldwide living with diabetes.       

This November, Columbus Ohio will recognize National Diabetes Month by lighting the outside of its City Hall building, Diabetes Blue., from November 1-5 and 13-30.

The Central Ohio Diabetes Association will host a number of events the community can take advantage of starting with activities during November (National Diabetes Month) including diabetes education programs at our 1100 Dennison Ave office and diabetes detection screenings at various locations. Call 614-884-4400 to register.         

Event Schedule:

Diabetes Class Series – Diabetes Self- Management Education & Support - These class sessions are a complete diabetes education series covering all aspects of diabetes for the newly diagnosed and for those needing a refresher. This well rounded program of practical information was created to help people understand and control diabetes. The class series will be held on November 2, 9 & 16 (Wednesdays) from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; November 15 and 22 (Tuesdays) from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and December 7 & 14 (Wednesdays) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.            

Diabetes Support & Empowerment Group - November 1, 15 and December 6, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. To register call (614) 884-4400. Feeling frustrated and burned out about managing your diabetes? Attend the diabetes support group to discuss strategies to address depression, stress, and burnout. Learn positive ways to deal with the challenges of living with diabetes. Led by Darlene Honigford, BSW, LSW - 1st and 3rd Tuesdays each month except in December.       

Inch By Inch (Lifestyle Management) –Free- Registration required -An upbeat class series providing practical information, discussion, and guidance about nutrition, meal planning, weight management, and physical activity. Instructors are registered dietitians and physical activity experts. For adults 18 and older. Saturdays: November 5, 12, 19; 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.      

Youth Fall Celebration – Sunday, November 6, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Free - Whetstone Park of Roses enclosed Shelter House, 3909 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43214. - The Fall Celebration enables children with diabetes (ages 3 to 12) to participate in trick or treating on beggars’ night, without giving into the temptation of sugar. Instead children with diabetes can exchange their treats for toys and other items at the Fall Celebration. Activities will include a diabetes education session for parents, a nutritional snack, games and crafts. Registration is required. Call 614-884-4400 for more information.          

Press Conference on Diabetes Awareness – November 14 – Ohio Statehouse Atrium-10 a.m. - The Central Ohio Diabetes Association, in collaboration with the American Diabetes Association, JDRF and the Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness will host a press conference at the Ohio Statehouse Atrium from 10 am to 11 am to bring attention to the issue of diabetes.

This World Diabetes Day event will feature representatives from each organization sharing their experiences. Individuals who deal with the challenges of diabetes daily or have been affected by the disease will also discuss their challenges. Various health screenings will be available in the Statehouse Atrium as well from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.        

Brush-Up Series 2016- November 16 - Kevin Schroeder aka Dancing Kevin:  One Man’s Journey to Health, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Kevin's presentation will focus on physical activity, food and overeating, one’s mindset, support and much more. Individuals are welcome to attend if they have diabetes or pre-diabetes. To register call 884-4400. Held at the Central Ohio Diabetes Association, 1100 Dennison ave.                                  

December 4, Youth Holiday Party: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at OhioHealth Chiller Easton, 3600 Chiller Lane, Columbus, Ohio 43219. Ice skating, crafts and fun. Call 614-884-4400 to RSVP by Dec. 2 (mention food allergies, if any, when you call). Go to www.diabetesohio.org to find a flyer that will provide a group rate for admission to skate.     

Santa Speedo Dash, Saturday, December 10  - Join Young Professionals Against Diabetes (YPAD), a Columbus young professionals group supporting the Central Ohio Diabetes Association on Saturday, December 10 at 12 p.m. for the fifth annual Santa Speedo Dash.

The event will include a 1 mile or 5K run through the Arena District, immediately followed by an after-party at Dick’s Last Resort, 343 N. Front Street. Day of check-in will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Dick’s Last Resort. Register online now at www.santaspeedodash.org for $45.                      

For more information on these and other programs contact the Central Ohio Diabetes Association at 614-884-4400 or visit their website at www.diabetesohio.org.                  

Since 1964, the Central Ohio Diabetes Association has helped Central Ohioans with diabetes to detect their condition, prevent onset and complications, and learn to live well with the challenge of diabetes.