READ BEFORE BEGINNING ANY EXERCISE PROGRAM Be sure to get a medical “OK” before embarking on ANY fitness program. We support this advisory, especially (but not limited to) if you fall into any of the following RISK CATEGORIES: SMOKING HYPERTENSION OBESITY HIGH STRESS ON MEDICATION(S) HIGH BLOOD CHOLESTEROL FAMILY HISTORY OF MEDICAL PROBLEMS (Heart, Stroke,… Continue reading →January 11, 2016
As a person or parent of someone with diabetes, you’ve probably already figured out it takes a lot of work to “organize diabetes”. Not only do you have to organize all the “Tools of the Trade”, (meters, test strips, lancets, syringes, pump supplies, medications, etc.), you also have to keep track of diagnosis and the… Continue reading →September 30, 2015
Fall Harvest Activities Fall is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy the of the good fall weather. Apple Orchards and Cider Mills Pick Your Own CiderMills.com Corn Mazes Corn mazes are huge outdoor play areas cut through corn fields. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, outdoor play clothing and bring the whole family… Continue reading →July 27, 2015
Greens of all types are the nutritional power houses of the vegetable family. Rich in Iron, Vitamin C, minerals, and phytochemicals such as beta-carotene, lutein, xeaxanthin and packed with fiber. There are many types of greens; some are stand-alone vegetables like collard and kale and others such as beet, turnip and mustard greens are a… Continue reading →January 28, 2015
We want to make it easy for you to coordinate your Punch-Kick-A-Thon to support Defeat Diabetes Foundation. So, in addition to our nifty Friends Asking Friends website we’ve also developed some additional collateral materials to help you round out the event. Punch-Kick-A-Thon Description – Here is a simple guide to what you need to know… Continue reading →
Defeat Diabetes Foundation supports a model of personal responsibility coupled with a peer based support model. Diabetes camps allow kids an opportunity to be with people who are just like them and learn from each other to overcome the daily challenges. Most diabetes camps have adult counselors with years of experience managing their own diabetes that can share coping mechanisms and point out potential pitfalls in self-management.