MOTIVATION IS THE CODA GOAL
DURING NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
information on these and other programs contact the Central Ohio Diabetes
Association at 614-884-4400 or visit their website at
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.