Local Diabetes Resources Packet for Download

As follow-up to the May 14th So What Can I Eat? event, the St. Louis Diabetes Coalition is sharing this resource packet with program participants.  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD.

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SLADE Spring Dinner Meeting

SLADE will  be hosting its Spring Dinner Meeting at Spazio Westport on Wednesday May 18.

If You Google…

The St. Louis Diabetes Coalition is the #1 ranked site on google.com when you search “st. louis diabetes” or “diabetes st. louis”… The Yahoo and Bing! search engines return the Coalition’s website as #2.

“So What Can I Eat?” is Answered for More than 250 People with Diabetes

On Sat May 14…  258 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 Pat Speirs, RD, CDE of Loyola University Chicago, who delivered an practical and inspirational presentation that focused on carb counting.  She and Dr. Eric Armbrecht, PhD  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, Novo Nordisk and promotional assistance of many partners, including Personal Care Products, Liberty Medical, Visiting Nurses Association, Washington University Diabetes Center, Saint Louis University, SLUCare, JDRF, American Diabetes Association.  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?. Participants were invited to join the Coalition’s newest program to provide diabetes self-management support — KICK Diabetes.  Thank you to the team of 8 volunteers who helped check-in all of the participants.  What a great day!!!!

May 14, 2011 So What Can I Eat? Event at Chase Park Plaza Ballroom

Calling All RNs: Community Health Volunteer Corp at CHIPS

CHIPS is currently recruiting nurses to join its Community Health Volunteer Corps to assist with blood pressure and blood glucose testing, and to offer education and referrals.  The next training is on June 5th at 5:30 PM. Get involved in community health nursing with CHIPS Health and Wellness Center, a non-profit serving the uninsured and underinsured of St.Louis. For more information, contact Mary Lisa Penilla, R.N., B.S.N. at (314) 652-9231 Ext. 25 or mpenilla@chipsstl.org.  Download infosheet here: CHIPS RN training-flier

So What Can I Eat?: Question Answered on Sat, May 14 at Chase Park Plaza

On Saturday, May 14, the St. Louis Diabetes Coalition presents So What Can I Eat?, a community diabetes eduction program, at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel.   This free event featuring a nationally-acclaimed nutritionist from Chicago is being sponsored by Roche ACCU-CHEK with promotional support from many partners as part of the Coalition’s new Kick Diabetes service.

Doors open at 9:15 AM, program from 9:45 – 11:15 AM.  Complimentary parking and continental breakfast .  Registration required.  Space is limited.  Check out the program website and register here: www.SoWhatCanIEat.com.  Please invite your patients and friends to this event. Ads have appeared in the St. Louis Review, St. Louis American and Kirkwood Webster Times… and radio spots on KMOX.

Diabetes Network of St. Louis to be Presented at ADA Scientific Meetings in San Diego

The collaboration known as the Diabetes Network of St. Louis will be shared with a national audience as an oral presentation at the upcoming ADA scientific meetings in San Diego in June.  The abstract Impact of a Lay-Led Diabetes Self Management Program in Community Settings was authored by Michael Elliott PhD, Coco Bopp, Eric Armbrecht PhD and Garry S. Tobin MD.