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National Diabetes Awareness Month 2017

     TAKE CONTROL IS THE CODA THEME FOR  NOVEMBER (National Diabetes Awareness Month)

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The fall season provides many opportunities for the Central Ohio Diabetes Association, an agency of LifeCare Alliance to raise diabetes awareness, promote detection and educate the public on diabetes during November (National Diabetes Awareness Month).

More than 415 million people in the world have diabetes, a figure that is projected to rise to 642 million in 2040, 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 light up 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. The theme of World Diabetes Day 2017 is Women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future.

The Central Ohio Diabetes Association will host a number of events the community can take advantage of starting with activities during November including diabetes education programs at our 1100 Dennison Ave office.

Free blood sugar testing is available from 8:30 am to 5 pm at the CODA office during the month of November. Call 614-884-4400 to register for any of the events or visit www.diabetesohio.org for more information.

Education 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 dates are November 1, 8 & 15 (Wednesdays) from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., November 9 and 16 (Thursdays) from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and December 6 & 13 (Wednesdays) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Cooking Matters at the Grocery Store tour

Friday, November 3 - 2 pm to 4 pm Kroger, 1350 N. High St
Come out and learn how to shop for and prepare delicious, nutritious foods on a budget. Learn how to stretch your ingredients and your food dollars. Complete the tour and receive $10 in Free Groceries. One bag of free groceries per household. Space for the grocery tour is limited. Register by calling 614-884-4400 by November 1. The tour is open to adults only 18 and over.

Inch-By-Inch (Lifestyle Management) –Free- registration required - For adults 18 years and older. Saturdays, November 4, 11, 18; 10 am to 12 pm.
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.

Diabetes Support & Empowerment Group Tuesdays, November 21 and December 5 & 19, from 6 pm to 7 pm. 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


Cycle For Diabetes – A warm-up activity for the sixth Annual Santa Speedo Dash – Saturday, November 4 – 1 pm to 2 pm
Cycle Bar (Easton) 4201 Weaverton Ln., Columbus, Ohio 43219
Join the Young Professionals Against Diabetes (YPAD) for a 50-minute cycle ride to benefit the programs and services of the Central Ohio Diabetes Association. The event begins at 1pm and the admission fee is $20 per person. If you plan to participate, please arrive a few minutes early. Register at http://bit.ly/2h5ABr2

Youth Fall Celebration Sunday, November 5, 2 pm to 4 pm - Free
Central Ohio Diabetes Association, 1100 Dennison Ave.,
Columbus, OH 43201.

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. 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.

Santa Speedo Dash Registration Party November 9, The Three-Legged Mare, 401 N. Front Street, Columbus, OH 43215 - 6 pm to 8 pm.
Join Young Professionals Against Diabetes (YPAD), a Columbus young professionals group supporting the Central Ohio Diabetes Association for a Santa Speedo Dash Registration Party and Happy Hour. Register for the Santa Speedo Dash and enjoy yourself prior to the Big Race.

December 3, Youth Holiday Party
: 1 pm to 3 pm 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).

Santa Speedo Dash, Saturday, December 9

Join Young Professionals Against Diabetes (YPAD), a Columbus young professionals group supporting the Central Ohio Diabetes Association on Saturday, December 9 at 12 p.m. for the sixth annual Santa Speedo Dash. The event will include a 1 mile or 5K run starting at McFerson Commons Park.  

Event Day of registration, Pre-Race Party and after-party will be hosted at The Three-Legged Mare, 401 N. Front Street, Columbus, OH 43215
Register online now at www.santaspeedodash.org

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, an agency of LifeCare Alliance has helped Central Ohioans with diabetes to detect their condition, prevent onset and complications, and learn to live well with the challenge of diabetes.