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On the Dance Floor...
American Foxtrot

Are you trying to lose a few pounds?  

Weigh Wise can help. Every month, you get a new focus using the latest science on how to manage weight which in turn prevents other health problems. 

It is written by expert Michelle Barth, RD, CDE, Certified Health & Wellness Coach, and DOD Board of Director. 

Novo Nordisk Grant & 
American Foxtrot
Keeping up with Dance Out Diabetes


$20,000 Novo Nordisk Grant

Dance Out Diabetes was recently awarded a generous $20,000 grant from Novo Nordisk to give the Dance Out Diabetes Cash & Care for Wellness program a boost with dedicated staff! 
 This program is a virtual tool anyone  with computer access can utilize.  Participants create a secure online  account, and track health markers  such as activity levels, A1C, blood  pressure, cholesterol, weight, and                            diet information.


Point values are allotted to daily entries of health markers, and each month, CASH (hello!), DOD merchandise, and care prizes are distributed at the DOD dance and health screening event.


The wellness program also offers a library of free information on diabetes, nutrition, exercise, and other dimensions of wellness to encourage and support its users. New features will include:   

  • Wellness challenges with teams you create (or you can go solo flight)
  • Monthly Preventing Diabetes Complications curriculum 
  • Ability to ask a CDE questions

Click here to view the press release.


Click here to sign up for the Cash & Care for Wellness Program. Our goal is to have 200 people participate over the next few months. More details to follow!

2012 Dance-a-thon 

What a success! Awesome dancing and smiles all over the dance floor. 
A BIG Thank You to all the generous individual and in-kind donors for the silent auction, sponsors, volunteers and participants that contributed! Our corporate sponsors included: Paragon Realty, Santarus, Roche, Johnson & Johnson (Animas and Lifescan), Prescription Solutions by OptumRx, Glooko, Abbott, KIND bars, SF Examiner, SF Spine Clinic and Mezes Greek Food.

We raised $7374, which goes to help fund 2013's programs. We also live-streamed the program and had over 500 clicks to watch!

Special thanks to MC Kevin, FreePlay Dance Crew, Rossy Leon, dance contest teams and judges, and all dancers who moved to the jamming grooves of DJ Charis, and of course, the CDE team and our intern, Ugo. Also, much appreciation for Board of Director Dr. Nancy Bohannon with her "Ask an endo" table and Cristina Chanteloup who organized a very popular expressive interactive art exhibit.
CLICK HERE to see some photos, and get a glimpse of how much fun was had!

American Foxtrot this Saturday, 
12/8, 1-3 pm!
(Download flyer & share with others HERE)   
American Foxtrot is a smooth ballroom dance characterized by continuous movements across the floor. Dancers glide in a closed ballroom position to a slow-slow-quick-quick basic step. American Foxtrot is perfect for social dancing because it is easy to learn 
and can be done to a versatile array of music.
Emily Coles
 Join us at the African  American Art & Culture  Complex located at 762  Fulton  Street, San  Francisco, 94102 (btw  Webster & Buchanan, with  Muni access & free  parking).


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.


Arrive promptly at 1 p.m. for check-in (or 1:15 if you are not doing the health screening). Bring water, a snack if you need it, and comfortable shoes. Our team of certified diabetes educators look forward to seeing you. 

2012 Volunteer of the Year:
Julisa Nunez

Julisa has been there since Day 1. Dance Out Diabetes appreciates her help in transporting the monthly mobile clinic and DJ equipment and taking a lead role at the registration area.


Congratulations, Julisa! And thank you for all your hard work, time, and dedication.


Post-Program Evaluation
We want to find out what you like about our program and what needs to be improved. We would greatly appreciate your feedback so we can share with the Aetna Foundation and share back with you next month. 
Just CLICK HERE, and answer 10 questions. Thanks!

See you on the dance floor this Saturday!
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Theresa Garnero, APRN, BC-ADM, MSN, CDE

Dance Out Diabetes Founder and Executive Director 
Want to increase your JOY, 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).