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Diabetes Association of Greater Cleveland Honors Camp Medical Volunteers

Diabetes Association of Greater Cleveland
Fall 2010 Program Schedule
(For more detailed information about these and other programs,
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Join Us at the DAGC Open House
Here is your opportunity to meet DAGCs highly qualified staff of diabetes educators. They are ready to help you or a loved one to learn more and take charge of diabetes. Visit educational stations, at your own pace, designed to provide you with information on current DAGC programs, blood glucose monitoring, food and nutrition therapy and the benefits of physical activity try a Wii game!

DAGC Office
3601 S. Green Road, Suite 100 - Beachwood,
November 10
4:00 7:00pm
To register, call .

DAGC/YMCA Offer Free 10-Week Diabetes Education, Support and Self-Management Program
This joint program offers you an opportunity to learn more about how diabetes affects the body and what you can do to help prevent complications through careful monitoring, healthy eating and lifestyle choices, and exercise. Classes will be led by a combination of YMCA staff, registered dietitians, certified diabetes educators, nurses and health educators. To qualify, participants need to have a doctor referral and be pre-diabetic, diabetic, or be at high risk for diabetes. Doctor referral and registration forms for the program are available by clicking on this link.

Southeast YMCA of Bedford
460 Northfield Road - Bedford, Ohio 44146
Friday mornings, from 9:00am 10:00am
September 17 November 19.
For more information call: (2.

Euclid Family YMCA
631 Babbitt Road Euclid, Ohio 44123
Thursday mornings from 10:00am 11:00am
September 16 November 18.
For more information call (4.

To register for either class, print and return to the respective YMCA, the registration form and doctor referral form available by clicking on this link. Upon completing nine of ten classes, graduates receive a free six-month membership to the YMCA!

Take Control of Your Arthritis & Diabetes
Come learn more about arthritis and diabetes at a free community education program. Self-management skills will be discussed, including how diet, exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight can improve health with both diseases. To register, call , ext. 191.

Summa Wellness Institute
5625 Hudson Drive- Hudson, Ohio 44236
Friday, September 24
9:00am Noon

View program invitation here.

Learn More through Conversation Maps
Fun and fellowship will be had by all as diabetes education sessions will be presented in board game format with plenty of interaction from participants. Topics will include meal planning, medications, complications, blood glucose testing and common myths about diabetes. Each session lasts about two hours. Complete the enclosed response form to obtain an invitation.

October 26 Daytime Session, DAGC Office (Time TBD)
October 27 Evening Session, DAGC Office (Time TBD)

Healthy Holiday Eating
Learn how to prepare your favorite holiday dishes to be lower in fat and calories and fit into your diabetes meal plan. Samples will be provided! Complete the enclosed response form to obtain an invitation.

November 16 Daytime Session, DAGC Office (Time TBD)
November 18 Evening Session, DAGC Office (Time TBD)

Ongoing Empowerment Groups
Join others for monthly empowerment sessions to learn how to take charge and live better with diabetes. The two-hour sessions cover everything from glucose monitoring, to exercising to gardening for healthy eating. A bonus: youll make lifelong friends! Call to register.

Lakewood Empowerment Group
Beck Center

10am 11:00am
September 15, October 20, November 17, December 15

Beachwood DAGC DIVAs (Women Only)
DAGC Office
9:30am social time, 10am- Noon session
September 11, October 9, November 13, December 11

Bedford Empowerment Group
Southeast YMCA
460 Northfield Road - Bedford, Ohio 44146
10:30am Noon
September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10

Take Advantage of the Aronoff Resource Center
The Aronoff Resource Center, located within DAGCs office at 3601 S. Green Road in Beachwood, is a great place to find tools and get help about how to live well with diabetes. Staffed by our experienced team of diabetes educators, the Center is open to the public each Monday from 1:00 4:00 p.m. and on other weekdays by appointment.

Free services and resources available through the Center include:

  • Meet one-on-one with a diabetes educator to discuss your diabetes management.
  • Learn how to use a blood glucose meter or insulin pump.
  • Learn about specific topics related to diabetes including meal planning, carbohydrate counting, reading food labels, medications, exercise, sick day management, foot and skin care, neuropathy, stress management, gestational diabetes, and more.
  • Get a diabetes risk assessment (please call to schedule an appointment).
  • Check your weight and blood pressure.
  • Use a computer to search for the most updated diabetes information on the Internet.
  • Watch a video about diabetes management.
  • Browse our library of more than 200 books and magazines with information about exercise, nutrition, recipes, parenting, general information about diabetes, and more.

Mark Your Calendar
(This list will be expanded as dates become available; continue to check the DAGC website for updates)

Aug 24 DAGC/Diabetes Daily Workshop @ DAGC
Aug 25 Indians Fill the House for DAGC
Sept 10 Bedford Empowerment Group @ Southeast YMCA
Sept 11 Backpack Bivouac
Sept 11 Beachwood DIVA Session @ DAGC
Sept 15 Lakewood Empowerment Group @ Beck Center
Sept 16 DAGC/YMCA Euclid Program Begins
Sept 17 DAGC/YMCA Southeast YMCA Program Begins
Sept 21 TOPS Support Group @ DAGC
Sept 24 Passport to Good Health: Take Control of Arthritis & Diabetes @ Summa
Oct 2 (tentative) CHMK Fall Harvest
Oct 8 Bedford Empowerment Group @ Southeast YMCA
Oct 9 Beachwood DIVA Session @ DAGC
Oct 19 TOPS Support Group @ DAGC
Oct 20 Lakewood Empowerment Group @ Beck Center
Oct 23 26th Annual Promenade
Nov 12 Bedford Empowerment Group @ Southeast YMCA
Nov 13 Beachwood DIVA Session @ DAGC
Nov 16 TOPS Support Group @ DAGC
Nov 17 Lakewood Empowerment Group @ Beck Center
Dec 10 Bedford Empowerment Group @ Southeast YMCA
Dec 11 Beachwood DIVA Session at DAGC
Dec 14 TOPS Support Group
Dec 15 Lakewood Empowerment Group @ Beck Center

Please contact us any time at (0 if there is any way that we can help with your diabetes management needs.

Knowing about the risk factors and symptoms of type 2 diabetes is important. Take an online risk assessment test NOW to find out your risk. Send your family, friends, and co-workers here to get an assessment. Who knows, one of them could have diabetes and not even know. But remember, this test is NOT diagnostic and is only a measure of relative risk. Only your doctor can diagnose you with diabetes.

Planning a family reunion, church or social gathering in the Greater Cleveland area soon? CLICK HERE to find out how you can receive free diabetes information to pass out to those attending.

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Sept. 24, 2010
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