Category Archives: News

Diabetes@Work Program Featured in St. Louis Business Journal

The St. Louis Diabetes Coalition’s Diabetes@Work program wsa featured in an article in the Feb 10, 2012 edition of the St. Louis Business Journal.  Click here to read the article.


St. Louisians to Present Diabetes Research at 2011 ADA Scientific Meetings in San Diego

34 research projects authored or co-authored by St. Louisians will be presented at the 71st ADA Scientific Sessions in San Diego, CA (June 24-28).  If you will be at the meetings, be sure to check out the work contributed by local research scientists and health care providers.

Non-invasive Blood Glucose Testing System Under Development at UM-St Louis

People with diabetes could soon have a pain-free way to check their blood glucose levels. Researchers at the University of Missouri–St. Louis have developed a portable, inexpensive non-invasive blood glucose detector; the university has licensed patent rights for the device to St. Louis Medical Devices, Inc., a Missouri company headquartered at UMSL’s own startup company incubator – IT Enterprises, to bring the device to market.  For more info, click here.

Job Opportunity

The Washington University Diabetes Center is hiring a nurse for its new initiative to reduce severe hypoglycemia in the hospitalized patient.  The position will deliver training and educational materials to hospital staff and support the development of an infrastructure for predicting and alerting episodes of severe hypo- and hyperglycemia. Refer to job ID 21385 at

St. Louis Beacon Reports: “Public health workers place their bets on diabetes education”

On November 23, St. Louis Beacon released a lengthy, compelling story by Robert Joiner about the importance of diabetes education and the role the St. Louis Diabetes Coalition is playing in assisting people with diabetes.  Be sure to read it.  Click here: Public health workers place their bets on diabetes education. The article features the perspective of two participants (Milton and Leona Scott) from the April SoWhatCanIEat? event and comments by the Coalition’s Director of Education Joan McGinnis, RN, MSN, CDE and Saint Louis University professors Dr. Thomas Burroughs and Dr. Eric Armbrecht.   The Coalition thanks the St. Louis Beacon for its recent analysis and coverage of diabetes care from a public health point of view.

About 300 Gather for Coalition’s Education Event at Chase Park Plaza

On Sat November 13…  about 300 people gathered at the fabulous Chase Park Plaza Ballroom in St. Louis to be part of So What Can I Eat?, a community diabetes education program presented by the St. Louis Diabetes Coalition.  Joan McGinnis, MSN, CDE introduced featured speaker Jill Richards-Divita, RD, CDE of Cleveland, Ohio who delivered an informational, witty, and practical presentation that focused on carb counting.  She fielded excellent questions from attentive and engaged participants who had come from all over the region.  This outstanding event was made possible by the generous support of Roche Accu-CHEK and promotional assistance of many partners, including SSM HealthCare, Washington University Diabetes Center, Saint Louis University, and Allsup.  Questions and comments by the participants re-affirmed a belief that the #1 question of people with diabetes still is: So What Can I Eat?. The gathering was very inspiring… providing motivation to participants as well as the Coalition to keep pushing forward its mission to improve diabetes education, care and quality of care across the region.

More than 300 participants attend the So What Can I Eat? education program at the Chase Park Plaza on November 13

Diabetes Network of St. Louis Featured in Barnes-Jewish Hospital Foundation Magazine

The Diabetes Network of St. Louis, a community collaborative founded by the St. Louis Diabetes Coalition, was featured in the philanthropic magazine Giving (September 2010), a publication of Barnes-Jewish Hospital Foundation.  The program’s co-principal investigator Dr. Garry Tobin is quoted in the article citing the primary purpose of the program: “The Diabetes Network is really about building relationships in the community.”  Click here to view the article.  For more information about the Diabetes Network of St. Louis, please contact Dr. Garry Tobin or Dr. Eric Armbrecht.