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Muscle Strength and Diabetes
Published on: 3/25/2019
HAVING A MODERATE LEVEL OF MUSCLE STRENGTH LINKED TO A LOWER RISK OF TYPE 2 DIABETES

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Virginia Diabetes Council Awards 21 Grants for DPP.
Published on: 3/25/2019
The Virginia Diabetes Council, with funding from the Virginia Department of Health, has awarded $63,000 in grants for Diabetes Prevention Programs. The requests, which totaled over $125,000, were given to the following organizations:
Communities of Faith Playing a Role
Published on: 3/25/2019
A program that provides peer-to-peer health counseling applies U-M research in a faith-based setting. See how it’s helping parishioners in need.


Churches play a central role in many communities, a role that can include preaching the gospel of good health.
Landmark Study in Diabetes Care
Published on: 3/25/2019
Landmark Studies in Diabetes Care
Written by Ask Physician
February 28, 2019

Contributor:
Dr. Rita Kalyani, MD, MHS
In the past 25 years, several large research studies in persons with prediabetes and diabetes have led to a great deal of important, scientifically supported information. These studies have shown how to effectively prevent diabetes and its complications and how, in some persons with diabetes at high risk for cardiovascular disease, less intensive targets for blood glucose control may be safer. Some of the most important findings in diabetes prevention and blood glucose control are summarized here. This list does not include all studies to date but reveals those that have arguably had the greatest impact on the current management of diabetes.
21 Best Snacks
Published on: 3/25/2019
THE 21 BEST SNACK IDEAS IF YOU HAVE DIABETES
Choosing healthy snacks can be difficult when you have diabetes.

The key is to choose snacks that are high in fiber, protein and healthy fats. These nutrients will help keep your blood sugar levels under control.

It’s also important to snack on nutrient-dense foods that promote overall health.

This article discusses 21 excellent snacks to eat if you have diabetes.
Utilization and Spending Trends in Medicaid Outpatient Prescription Drugs
Published on: 3/5/2019
This analysis examines Medicaid outpatient prescription drug utilization in terms of prescriptions and spending before rebates over the 2014 to 2017 period.
Diabetic federal worker: I went to bed, hoped to wake up
Published on: 3/5/2019
Mallory Lorgre, a federal worker for the US Fish and Wildlife Service, is diabetic and needs insulin but said she couldn't face the medical costs with no end to the government shutdown in sight.
Grant Opportunity
Published on: 2/27/2019
New Grant Opportunity Seeks to Improve Prediabetes Recognition and Diabetes Prevention Strategies among African American and Hispanic Women.

January 30, 2019 (Washington, D.C.) – The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) is partnering with the American Medical Association (AMA) and Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI) to support the development of new approaches addressing prediabetes in populations at high risk for developing diabetes, including African American and Hispanic women.
National Diabetes Prevention Program Training
Published on: 2/21/2019
Are you providing a National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP)?
Are you interested in learning how to improve your program’s recruitment, retention and effectiveness?
Do you want to meet and talk with other National DPP providers from Virginia?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, we have the meeting for you!
Yoga and Diabetes
Published on: 2/14/2019
A blog post called, "Yoga to Ease Diabetes Symptoms" by VDC volunteer Denyse Le Fever.
Tamara's Story
Published on: 2/5/2019
At age 47, Tamara Simmons knew she needed a heart transplant for a congenital defect but when the doctors asked her lose weight to help her heart before surgery, she knew time was running out; her heart was working at 50% capacity. At her first visit, Dr. Jennifer Kirby from UVA told her she also had pre-diabetes. Tamara was shocked. As a child of eight, Tamara’s parents taught her never to use her heart condition as an excuse and now that she had pre-diabetes, she was determined not to feel sorry for herself.
Help Your SNAP Patients
Published on: 2/5/2019
February SNAP benefits are being issued early— on or before January 20th—because of the federal government shutdown. Encourage SNAP recipients “to space their food purchases throughout the month of February rather than making mass purchases”
Sign the Insulin Affordability Petition
Published on: 2/5/2019
Watch Kathy Sego tell her story to the US Senate Finance Committee Longtime ADA Advocate, Kathy Sego, testified before the United States Senate Finance Committee to raise awareness about the everyday reality of diabetes and share her family’s story about how insulin costs jeopardized her son Hunter’s life. If you weren’t able to tune in to watch Kathy tell her story in front of the Senate Finance Committee, you can watch the hearing recording here. Your advocacy and your voice is powerful–help us fight for life and awaken the world to the soaring cost of insulin.
Diabetes In Schools
Published on: 2/5/2019
The Diabetes Medical Management Plan is currently being updated and a supplemental guide and FAQ document is being created to assist school nurses in the usage of the form. This committee is also creating a resource guide to be posted on the website. Do you have a resource that you have found to be helpful?
Healthy Plates
Published on: 2/5/2019
The Institute for Family Health offers a high quality PDF of Healthy Plates to not-for-profit organizations.
Health Care Preference by Age
Published on: 2/5/2019
Advisory Board has created an infographic to demonstrate consumers Health Care Preferences by Age, check out how you may best market your services for different age groups.
Diabetes Is Primary
Published on: 2/5/2019
Coming to Richmond March 16, 2019 - Diabetes Is Primary is our educational program designed specifically for the primary care community. Earn up to 6.0 CE credits focused on prediabetes and type 2 diabetes prevention, psychosocial care for people with diabetes, and cardiovascular risk and treatment options, at one of our upcoming programs in your area. Registration is currently open.
Diabetes Prevention Program Funding Opportunity
Published on: 2/5/2019
Do you want to start a Diabetes Prevention Program but need funding? Do you want to market your existing program but just need some extra money for marketing efforts? Do you need money for providing incentives to your current diabetes prevention program participants? The Virginia Diabetes Council is providing funding to help qualifying organizations develop or sustain their diabetes prevention efforts.
Defeating the Deadly Double
Published on: 2/5/2019
A special Virginia Health Care Foundation initiative designed to reduce depression in diabetic patients has demonstrated great success in its first 8 months.
Deadly Double
Published on: 2/5/2019
The five participating health safety net (HSN) organizations have reviewed and adjusted their protocols, workflows, and procedures to better identify diabetic patients with depression and treat both diseases.
Save the Date
Published on: 2/5/2019
Upcoming Events: February 11 - April 26
Fresh New Look
Published on: 1/21/2019
In July of 2018, the Virginia Diabetes Council leadership decided it was time to re-imagine who they could be, and how they could best serve the diabetes communities of educators, professionals and patients across the Commonwealth. Learn more about their new branding, vision and messaging!
January 2019: General Assembly Update
Published on: 1/7/2019
Read the latest from the 2019 General Assembly session on January 8, 2019. This is a 45-day session or the “short” session.