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American Diabetes Association Delaware

Eastern Pennsylvania & Delaware

Eastern Pennsylvania & Delaware

There are currently no upcoming event(s). The American Diabetes Association's Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware office serves the community with a variety of programs, workshops and awareness campaigns for people living with diabetes, their friends and family. Camp Freedom is a lifeline for children with diabetes to develop the critical skills needed to thrive while managing this disease. Attending summer camp helps children develop social skills, self-respect and life-long friendships. We give kids the opportunity to meet other kids just like them while fostering independence, building self-confidence and gaining an awareness of a healthy lifestyle through education, nutrition, exercise, emotional well-being and glucose control. The following Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware businesses and organizations have been designated Health Champions from the American Diabetes Association. This designation recognizes organizations that inspire and encourage organizational well-being and is part of the Association's Wellness Lives Here initiative. Learn more . Southeastern Eastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) If you would like a representative from the American Diabetes Association to speak at your event or if you would like materials to distribute at a health fair or expo, please contact 610-828-5003 or [email protected] . Life isn't fair for people with diabetes. First, there is the simple fact of coping with a chronic illness. Second, there are the barriers that prevent people with diabetes from enjoying the same opportunities at the rest of the population. Our Advocacy efforts work to bring down the barriers and fund critical diabetes research. Take action and become a Diabetes Advocate today ! Your involvement as an American Diabetes Association vol Continue reading >>

Diabetes | Healthy Delaware

Diabetes | Healthy Delaware

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one out of four people do not know they have diabetes. In Delaware, the prevalence of diabetes has almost doubled, from 4.9 percent in 1991 to 11.5 percent in 2015. More than 85,000 adults in Delaware have diabetes, affecting 15.1 percent of African Americans and 11 percent of Non-Hispanic Caucasian adults. The Diabetes mortality rate has declined over the past two decades. However, the diabetes mortality rate for African-American Delawareans is more than twice the diabetes mortality rate for Caucasian Delawareans. According to the Delaware Behavioral Risk Factor Survey , just slightly more than half (51 percent) of all adults diagnosed with diabetes reported taking a course or class about how to manage diabetes. In 2012, the American Diabetes Association estimated the total cost burden of diabetes for Delaware was $860 million. For more Delaware-specific information about diabetes, visit dhss.delaware.gov . This website will help you understand diabetes and to determine if you or a loved one has it and what type it may be, as well as to provide information about how this serious, chronic condition can be treated and managed. Explore now to learn more. Delaware Diabetes Coalition Scholarship Recipients Do you have, or are you at risk for, diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic but treatable condition. It occurs when your body cannot regulate the glucose (sugar) level in the blood, and it rises to much higher than normal. Diabetes is a progressive disease. Even if you dont need to treat your diabetes with medications at first, you may need to over time. Diabetes, also known as hyperglycemia, affects the glucose that your body generates after breaking down the food you eat. Glucose is moved into your blood cells by i Continue reading >>

Member Directory The Chamber Of Commerce For Greater Philadelphia

Member Directory The Chamber Of Commerce For Greater Philadelphia

Kevin Kelly named Area Director for the American Diabetes Association Posted on 2/26/2016 by Mr. Kevin J. Kelly of Kevin Kelly has been appointed the Area Director for the Eastern PA and Delaware office of the American Diabetes Association. The office is located in Bala Cynwyd, PA. For More Information View Related Information American Diabetes Association's 20th Annual Tour de Cure Posted on 4/25/2011 by Mr. Russell L. Moore of The American Diabetes Association (ADA) invites the public to stop diabetes by pedaling in the 2011 Greater Philadelphia Tour de Cure on Sunday, June 5th at the Temple University Ambler Campus. Cyclists of all levels will ride through Montgomery and Bucks counties, to raise funds to fight this devastating disease. Whether cyclists choose to ride 3 miles or 61 miles, friends, family and colleagues will come together to support diabetes research, advocacy and education. After the ride, cyclists will enjoy a finish-line celebration. The Philadelphia Tour de Cure is one of 80 cycling events held in 43 states. In 2010, more than 50,000 cyclists nationwide raised nearly $17 million to support the mission of the ADA: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of the nearly 26 million children and adults in the U.S. who are affected by the disease. To register for the Greater Philadelphia Tour de Cure, call 610-828-5003 x4629, or visit main.diabetes.org\tourdecurephilly. For More Information View Related Information American DIabetes Association-COOKING FOR THE HOLIDAYS! Posted on 12/8/2010 by Mr. Russell L. Moore of Cooking for the holidays, a healthy guide for eating and meal planning with LIVE food demonstrations. Wednesday, December 15th from 6-8pm at the African American Museum! For more information, please contact: 610-828-5003 mfoster Continue reading >>

American Diabetes Association To Host Tour De Cure At Delaware Valley University | Delaware Valley University

American Diabetes Association To Host Tour De Cure At Delaware Valley University | Delaware Valley University

American Diabetes Association to Host Tour De Cure at Delaware Valley University From left: Mayor Ron Strouse, Keri Muschell (NRG), Caesar, Kevin Kelly (ADA executive director) and Dr. Benjamin Rusiloski (DelVal VPAA). The American Diabetes Association today revealed a new course designed to encourage cyclists of all levels to ride in the annual Greater Philadelphia Tour de Cure on Saturday, June 16, with the longest ride beginning at 8 a.m. Presented by NRG Energy, the Greater Philadelphia Tour de Cure features an exhilarating riding experience with five routes available, ranging from a three-mile Family Fun Ride to a more challenging and competitive 100-mile ride. There is a route that is perfect for an occasional rider or an experienced cyclist. Additional routes include a 12-, 30-, and 65-mile course. The event begins and ends on Delaware Valley Universitys campus and weaves its way throughout Bucks County and Montgomery County, all while helping to raise funds to change the future of diabetes and help stop this devastating disease. Individuals and teams composed of co-workers, family, and friends are taking the ride of their lives by helping raise funds for the nearly 30 million Americans with diabetes. The Greater Philadelphia Tour de Cure also includes a beautiful and scenic 5K run (or walk) through Montgomery County and is open to all runners. The Tour de Cure raises funds through registration fees and pledges collected by the cyclists. To ride or volunteer, visit diabetes.org/tourdecurephilly . The ride culminates in a Finish Festival celebration back on the Universitys campus with live music, a summer barbeque lunch for riders, a kids' zone, a health and wellness area, nutrition tips, and much more. The routes will feature rest stops with food to fuel the jou Continue reading >>

Navient Designated Health Champion By The American Diabetes Association

Navient Designated Health Champion By The American Diabetes Association

Navient designated Health Champion by the American Diabetes Association Published 9:05 AM ET Thu, 10 March 2016 WILMINGTON, Del., March 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Navient, the nations leading loan management, servicing and asset recovery company, received the Health Champion Designation for the companys two Delaware locations yesterday from the American Diabetes Association. This designation recognizes companies and organizations that inspire and encourage organizational wellbeing. The recognition is part of the Associations Wellness Lives HereSM initiative, which educates and motivates people to adopt healthful habits to reduce the impact of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Governor Jack Markell and Christie Susi of Navient attend the Delaware Leadership Summit on Diabetes, where Navient was designated a Health Champion by the American Diabetes Association. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at At Navient, we take a holistic approach to wellbeing with a commitment to providing resources that empower our employees to become aware of their wellbeing and the steps necessary to achieve their goals, said Christie Susi, director, Navient, who received the award. Our program was created to positively assist our employees with enhancing their emotional, physical and financial health. Navients Wellbeing Program provides resources and opportunities to encourage and assist employees in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, such as onsite health screenings, weight management programs, and a tobacco cessation program. The Wellbeing Program also includes a portal which allows employees to track their steps, complete targeted health challenges, participate in volunteer activities, encourage preventative care visits and more while earning points towards quarterly incentives Continue reading >>

Tackling Diabetes - Delaware Gazette

Tackling Diabetes - Delaware Gazette

By Dillon Davis - [email protected] Dr. Jane E. Graebner (standing, second from right) and the DCDA board pose for a photo with last years Camp Hamwi recipients, Makenzie Levings (sitting, far left) and Gavin Keller (sitting, middle). The DCDA pays for two-thirds of the campers registration to the camp for diabetic youth. According to the American Diabetes Association, 30.3 million Americans 9.4 percent of the population had been diagnosed with diabetes as of 2015. As obesity rates continue to rise all across the country, the need for diabetic resources and education is at an all-time high. While resources right here in Delaware are minimal, the Delaware County Diabetes Association (DCDA) is doing its best to help the community. The DCDA began in 1982 under the leadership of Dr. David Smith. Dr. Jane Graebner took over for Barb Wolfe as the president of the association in 2015 after Wolfe ran the organization since 2003. Graebner is a podiatrist who owns the Foot and Ankle Wellness Center located in Delaware on West William Street. She laughs as she recalls how and why she took over for Wolfe, who called Graebner on a promise she made to step into the role when Wolfe was finished. Graebner also said that as she nears retirement, she needed something to keep her busy. But Graebners passion and motivation for operating, and in a lot of ways jumpstarting the program, run much deeper than a promise kept or a way to fill her days. Her grandparents, father, and aunt were all diabetic. Knowing diabetes was a very real possibility for her future, Graebner had gastric bypass surgery in 2010 and has been able to keep off 95 pounds, which she believes is the only reason she isnt battling the disease herself. While she acknowledged the efforts to treat the disease better, Continue reading >>

Diabetes In Delaware: A $1.1 Billion Problem

Diabetes In Delaware: A $1.1 Billion Problem

Diabetes in Delaware: a $1.1 billion problem Summit addressed the burden of diabetes in Delaware Diabetes in Delaware: a $1.1 billion problem Summit addressed the burden of diabetes in Delaware Check out this story on delawareonline.com: A link has been sent to your friend's email address. A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Diabetes in Delaware: a $1.1 billion problem Jen Rini , The News Journal Published 2:17 p.m. ET March 9, 2016 | Updated 1:30 p.m. ET March 10, 2016 The American Diabetes Association estimates that about 93,363 people in Delaware, or about 12.2 of the population, currently have diabetes. About a quarter of those who live with the chronic disease don't know it. (Photo: ratmaner, Getty Images/iStockphoto) It costs $1.1 billion a year to treat diabetes in Delaware, signaling a need to invest in innovative healthcare and prevention efforts around the state, officials say. At the Delaware Leadership Summit on Diabetes in Rehoboth Beach Wednesday panelists said complications from the chronic disease, costs of treatment and lack of insurance coverage are at the root of the billion dollar problem. Medication, office and emergency room visits andtime spent in skilled nursing facilities drive up costs, explains Dr.Robert Bulgarelli, medical director forHighmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. Diabetes-related complications could include heart disease or stroke, since high bloodglucose levels can increase fat deposits on the inside of blood vessels walls. Over time those depositsimpactblood flow and increasethe chance of the vessels clogging and hardening. But to fully manage the disease patients need to have access to care and coverage. There are some issues in Delaware. For example,Medicare does not currently cover the YMCA of Delaware's prediabetes preven Continue reading >>

About Delaware’s Diabetes And Heart Disease Programs

About Delaware’s Diabetes And Heart Disease Programs

The Delaware Diabetes and Heart Disease Prevention and Control Program (DHDPCP) goal is to decrease the state’s emotional, physical, and financial burden from diabetes and heart disease by preventing the diseases and reducing their complications. Our program supports community clinical linkages, health systems interventions, environmental approaches, and epidemiology and surveillance. The program is funded by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with additional support from the Delaware Health Fund. The program collects and publicizes current, accurate information about diabetes and heart disease, develops approaches for reducing the impact of the diseases, promotes healthy lifestyle habits for prevention and control, and coordinates efforts of public and private health organizations. What we do: program activities Diabetes and Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Programs Emergency Medical Diabetes Fund Diabetes Program provides books and materials in Delaware libraries Publications and Reports Burden of Diabetes in Delaware Burden of Diabetes in Delaware: 2014 Update Original Burden of Diabetes in Delaware report from 2002 Strategic Plans Plan to Prevent and Control Diabetes in Delaware: 2013-2018 [PDF] A Plan To Prevent and Control Diabetes in Delaware: 2002-2010 Data Reports Delaware 2016 data on diabetes from the Behavioral Risk Factor Survey Information and 2015 data about high blood cholesterol in Delaware Resources for Health Professionals Information for school nurses about diabetes-related emergencies [PDF] Materials from national public health campaigns for people with diabetes Resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on preventing Type 2 Diabetes Tool kit for health care teams ab Continue reading >>

Morris James Llp Top Fundraiser For American Diabetes Associations Step Out: Walk To Stop Diabetes

Morris James Llp Top Fundraiser For American Diabetes Associations Step Out: Walk To Stop Diabetes

Morris James LLP Top Fundraiser for American Diabetes Associations Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes Morris James LLPs Family and Friends Team took first place among 42 corporate teams as the top fundraiser during the Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes event held on September 29th, in Bellevue State Park, Wilmington, Delaware. The Walk is the American Diabetes Associations signature fundraising event. Taking place annually for 20 years, the event has raised more than $150,000,000 for diabetes research and education. Morris James, the Lead/Barn Sponsor of the event, raised a total of $2,783, exceeding its goal by several hundred dollars. Attorney Kimberly Hoffman, Morris James Team Captain, stated, Our firm has been involved with the American Diabetes Association for many years, and we are proud to participate in this truly inspirational event. Over 26 million people in the United States have diabetes. Many of us know someone who is affected, and this is our way of doing something about it. In addition to Ms. Hoffman, members of the Morris James team included Susan Ament, Esq., Deborah Cook, Gwen DelCoglin, Debbie D. Camilla, Carole Haley, Adele Hoddinott, Sandra Proctor and Margie Touchton. Additional community sponsors included AstraZeneca, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware, Christiana Health Care Systems, Bank of America, Bayhealth Medical Center, the Blood Bank of Delmarva and AT & T. To learn more about diabetes or to donate, please visit the American Diabetes Associations website at www.diabetes.org . Continue reading >>

Medicare To Cover Delaware Ymca Diabetes Prevention Program

Medicare To Cover Delaware Ymca Diabetes Prevention Program

Medicare to cover Delaware YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program WILMINGTON, Del. - WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Medicare will soon cover the YMCA of Delaware's Diabetes Prevention Program. The News Journal reports (U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced Friday that this is the first time such a preventative service program is eligible for expansion into the Medicare program. Without coverage the program costs about $249 a year. The program consists of 16 weekly, one-hour sessions and then monthly meetings for up to a year to help participants make lifestyle changes to their diet and exercise routines. The American Diabetes Association estimates that 12.2 percent of Delaware's population has type 2 diabetes, and close to 40 percent of the state has prediabetes. Tricia Jefferson, program coordinator for the YMCA of Delaware, says she expects the full coverage will be in place by 2017. (Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Copyright 2016 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.? Continue reading >>

New Routes Unveiled For Diabetes Bike Ride Fundraiser

New Routes Unveiled For Diabetes Bike Ride Fundraiser

New routes unveiled for diabetes bike ride fundraiser Mar14,2018at2:43PM Mar14,2018at2:43PM This year's Greater Philadelphia Tour de Cure bike ride will feature five routes starting and ending at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, including a three-mile Family Run Ride and a 100-mile competitive course. The American Diabetes Association on Wednesday unveiled a new course for its annual Greater Philadelphia Tour de Cure bike ride, which will be held on Saturday, June 16. The event begins and ends at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown Township, and will weave its way through Bucks and Montgomery counties. This year's ride will feature five routes, ranging from a 3-mile Family Fun Ride to a more challenging and competitive 100-mile ride. Additional routes are 12, 30 and 65 miles. There also will be a 5K run/walk through Montgomery County. Our new course is designed to celebrate hope and to raise awareness and critical funds to help stop diabetes, Kevin Kelly, executive director of the American Diabetes Association, said in a statement. Diabetes affects over 30 million Americans, including 1.5 million people in Pennsylvania alone and another 8.1 million people who are unaware that they have the disease. Recent estimates project that as many as one in three American adults will have diabetes by 2050 unless we take steps to stop diabetes. With diabetes growing at near-epidemic proportions, the need for funds has never been greater. Individuals and teams can participate. The Tour de Cure raises funds through registration fees and pledges collected by the cyclists. The registration fee is $25 through the end of March; $30 from April 1 to June 15; and $35 on tour day. Presented by NRG Energy, the ride will culminate in a Finish Festival on DelVal's campus, with liv Continue reading >>

American Diabetes Association Announces Madison Dodge Of Milford, Delaware As 2011 National Youth Advocate

American Diabetes Association Announces Madison Dodge Of Milford, Delaware As 2011 National Youth Advocate

American Diabetes Association Announces Madison Dodge of Milford, Delaware as 2011 National Youth Advocate ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwire - January 13, 2011) - The American Diabetes Association announces that Madison "Madi" Dodge, 15, of Milford, Delaware, will be the Association's 2011 National Youth Advocate .Madi was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was five years old.As the Association's National Youth Advocate, Madi will spend the year promoting the Association's advocacy initiatives and reaching out to children and adults, encouraging them to become involved in the fight to stop diabetes. Madi has been an active volunteer with the Association for the last 10 years, following her diagnosis.Every year since then, she's participated in the Association's Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes.She organizes numerous local Association fundraisers throughout the year-- Skate 4 a Cure, Dance 4 Diabetes, raffles and selling handmade journals.She is also a forum moderator on Planet D , a support message board for children and teens on the Association's website. "Madi's passion for the Association's cause is admirable," said John Griffin, Chair of the Board of the Association. "Her vision to Stop Diabetes will carry through in her work to advocate for all people affected by diabetes on a national level." Prior to being named National Youth Advocate, Madi has participated in the Association's Call to Congress event in Washington, DC and has worked on other advocacy efforts, such as writing to Members of Congress to discuss upcoming legislation and other important issues to people with diabetes. "As a person living with diabetes, it is important to continue to educate people about the disease," said Madi. "It's so powerful and inspiring to be part of an amazing group of people c Continue reading >>

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- Quality Insights-qin

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 28 Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. This leads todangerous and often tragic situations.To combat this public health and safetyissue, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) created National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. March 27 is American Diabetes Association Alert Day: Participation in Diabetes Program Can Improve Health Outcomes for People with Medicare March 27 is American Diabetes Association (ADA) Alert Day and Quality Insights Quality Innovation Networks Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) program is working with patients, healthcare providers and community organizations in Delaware to raise awareness, share information about how to lower risk factors for getting diabetes, and help those who have diabetes learn to best manage their condition for a healthier life. November is National Diabetes Month: Theme Focuses on Kidney Health November is National Diabetes Month and Quality Insights Quality Innovation Networks Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) program is working with community partners and health care providers to improve health outcomes and quality of life among people with diabetes in its five-state network. The theme for this year includes a focus on the connection between kidney health and diabetes. State launches effort to rein in health care costs Governor John Carneysignedlegislation on Thursday (September 7, 2017) that will allow Delaware to better control the growing cost of health care which is eating up 30percent of the state's budget and on track to double in the next decade. Study Reveals that Delaware Ranks 23rd in Adult Obesity The state budget might be shrinking, but Delawareans' waist sizes are not. The adult obesity rate in Delaware is 30.7 percent, wh Continue reading >>

American Diabetes Association Youth Ambassador Kaitlin Radtke To Ride With Ryan

American Diabetes Association Youth Ambassador Kaitlin Radtke To Ride With Ryan

American Diabetes Association Youth Ambassador Sadie Davis to Ride with Ryan CONCORD, N.C. (September 29, 2015) American Diabetes Association Youth Ambassador Sadie Davis will ride along with Roush Fenway Racing driver Ryan Reed during Saturdays NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Dover International Speedway. The Georgetown, Del. native will have her name featured on a decal above the passenger-side window on the No. 16 Lilly Diabetes American Diabetes Ford Mustang. Davis was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 10, nearly three years ago. The 12-year-old is an advocate for everyone living with diabetes. Over the summer, she met with legislators in D.C. to encourage continued diabetes research funding and was recognized for her work by the Delaware Legislature. Davis has also spoken at various events to advocate for more research funding with her legislatures and to spread diabetes awareness with her community at large. Davis lives by the motto, Diabetes makes everything I do a little bit harder, but not impossible! The active seventh-grader hasnt let her diagnosis prevent her from exceling at school or enjoying her hobbies. She is an Honor Roll Student and co-captain of her schools field hockey team. She also enjoys community theater acting, kayaking, hiking, reading and hanging out with her friends and family. Sadies willingness to stand up for the diabetes community by visiting with members of Congress is truly inspirational, said Reed. Not only is she an example of how diabetes doesnt have to control your life, but she has also set out to make sure everyone living with diabetes has the same opportunities. Im so excited to have her riding along on the No. 16 Lilly Diabetes American Diabetes Association Ford Mustang this weekend at Dover and hope to make her proud Continue reading >>

Navient Designated Health Champion By The American Diabetes Association

Navient Designated Health Champion By The American Diabetes Association

Governor Jack Markell and Christie Susi of Navient attend the Delaware Leadership Summit on Diabetes, where Navient was designated a Health Champion by the American Diabetes Association. WILMINGTON, Del., March 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Navient, the nations leading loan management, servicing and asset recovery company, received the Health Champion Designation for the companys two Delaware locations yesterday from the American Diabetes Association. This designation recognizes companies and organizations that inspire and encourage organizational wellbeing. The recognition is part of the Associations Wellness Lives HereSM initiative, which educates and motivates people to adopt healthful habits to reduce the impact of obesity and type 2 diabetes. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at At Navient, we take a holistic approach to wellbeing with a commitment to providing resources that empower our employees to become aware of their wellbeing and the steps necessary to achieve their goals, said Christie Susi, director, Navient, who received the award. Our program was created to positively assist our employees with enhancing their emotional, physical and financial health. Navients Wellbeing Program provides resources and opportunities to encourage and assist employees in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, such as onsite health screenings, weight management programs, and a tobacco cessation program. The Wellbeing Program also includes a portal which allows employees to track their steps, complete targeted health challenges, participate in volunteer activities, encourage preventative care visits and more while earning points towards quarterly incentives. To qualify for the Health Champion Designation, a company or organization must meet the healthy living criteri Continue reading >>

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