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On the Dance Floor...
Soul Line Time Saturday
But I don't have diabetes

Weigh Wise is back! It's a monthly series dedicated to focusing on the managing weight by Certified Health & Wellness Coach, Michelle Barth, RD, CDE. If you come to this Saturday's dance, you'll get volume 3 before everyone else. 
 


Join the Soul Train! 
Keeping up with Dance Out Diabetes
Greetings!

Remember Soul Train? 
Created by Don Cornelius, Soul Train was an American musical variety show that aired in syndication from 1970 to 2006. In its 35-year history, the show primarily featured performances by R&Bsoul, and hip hop artists, although funkjazzdisco, and gospel artists have also appeared. He left a legacy and inspired many.

 

Soul TrainClick on this icon View our videos on YouTube to check out the fun.  This is a perfect lead in for Saturday's dance. Hop on our train!
Soul Line THIS Saturday, 3/10, 1-3 pm!
(Download flyer and share with others here.)

CC Brown
CC Brown is back by popular demand and will teach us some easy Soul Line dance moves in our new digs at the African American Art & Culture Complex located at 762 Fulton Street, San Francisco 94102 (between Webster and Buchanan, with easy Muni access and free parking). Please thank AAACC for donating Dance Studio A space for our dances.

  

Email Theresa at tgarnero@danceoutdiabetes.org or call 1-877-765-4386 to say you plan to attend. This secures your spot and helps us have enough staff & supplies. February's East Coast Swing had record attendance, so best to sign-up!

 

IT IS FREE AND YOU GET $100 value check up 

including: an A1C test (every 3 months), glucose, blood pressure, BMI, and access to certified diabetes educators who can answer your questions. This is possible because of our dedicated volunteers, individual donors and corporate sponsors

 
Please arrive promptly at 1 p.m. for check-in. 
[Please note, we are a scent-free health organization.]
Dance Out Diabetes' Executive Director invited to Helmsley Trust.

 

Because people with type 1 diabetes are welcome to attend our programs (and do), Theresa Garnero will be attending a strategic planning meeting in New York City at the Leona and Harry Helmsley Charitable Trust. Their type 1 diabetes program goal is to advance the understanding of type 1 diabetes by finding and funding promising new treatments and technologies.

 

They looked all over the spectrum at all sorts organizations within the diabetes community and found Dance Out Diabetes! 

 

Stay tuned for more details. Dance Out Diabetes knows many stellar organizations are actively searching for a cure. We help people now to find joy and connection through dance and support.

 

In fact, our Aetna Foundation sponsored program is well underway. Read our press release here. 

Those in the SF area, watch the SF Examiner on 3/8. We are slated to have a little write up on Thursday.

Diabetes not required.

People who attend our program are dancing for the health of it. They may have diabetes or be supporting someone with it. They may be trying to prevent diabetes due to a family history. Mainly, we are a group of non-dancers in a supportive environment having fun, moving to the music, and enjoying the experience.

Conga line in Feb 
"I'm so glad I came. I haven't had this much fun in a long time."
-new participant at last month's dance
 
 


Your new intern, Kenzie Kujawski, has worked really hard to improve your access to care. We will be unveiling several resources at Saturday's dance including the primary care and endocrinology list, blood pressure and glucose guidelines for physical activity, and a revised safety tip sheet for before, during and after exercise.
 
Diabetes Alert Day is March 24th. Do you know your risk? Take our survey and find out. 
 
And get ready for Hip Hop next month. 

 

TG headshot

 

Yours,
 

Theresa Garnero, APRN, BC-ADM, MSN, CDE

Dance Out Diabetes Founder and Executive Director
Tired of the expense of healthcare? Looking for an innovative way to invest in your body or support someone with prediabetes or diabetes (type 1 and 2, and gestational)? Then come join the free movement with Dance Out Diabetes. Stay connected with us on Facebook (and no, you don't have to have a Facebook account to read our updates).