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On the Dance Floor...
Soul Line Dancing
Staying Healthy to Prevent Diabetes Complications

Although type 2 diabetes cannot be cured, many of the scary complications that accompany this disease can be prevented.

Each month, the new series, Staying Healthy to Prevent Diabetes Complications, discusses 

"lifestyle choices" that pack a powerful punch against the dangers of diabetes. 

The series is written by Barbara Quinn, MS, RD, CDE, and you can find 
Soul Line Dancing & Ginger.io
Keeping up with Dance Out Diabetes


Would You Like a $30 Safeway
 Gift Card? 
It's easy to get one, or an iTunes or 24-Hour Fitness gift card, at the Soul Line Dance this Saturday (2/9)! All you need to do is:

1. Attend the Soul Line Dance this Saturday, & get your full health screenings.
2. Tell us how you exercised for 30 minutes 3 times every week between dances.
3. Return a 3-day Weigh Wise Food/Activity Diary & get our diabetes educator feedback.

DOD Bucks Card DOD is offering this incentive only to adults while Novo Nordisk funding lasts. A participant can receive a maximum of $30/month.

Don't forget to sign up for the Cash & Care for Wellness Program! Access the Getting Started Guide to take a look at the program's first steps.
Earn CASH or one-on-one time CARE even if you don't live in San Francisco. Create an online account through our secure patient portal, and get points for tracking your health markers such as physical activity, A1C, veggie and fruit consumption as well as your personal labs. Points are allotted to daily entries, and monthly prizes are distributed at the onsite dance or mailed to participants.
Soul Line Dancing this Saturday
2/9, 1-3 pm!
(Download flyer & share with others HERE)   

Jump on the DOD Soul Train this Saturday with popular dance instructor, CC Brown! Soul line dancing is a fun group step dance done in parallel lines, with a repeated sequence of easy steps anyone can remember. And the soul music is terrific! With CC's class, you will learn some fun, easy steps that you can take home and apply to your favorite music. CC has been teaching for decades, and her program is not to be missed! 

CC Brown
 Join us at the African  American  Art & Culture Complex located  at 762  Fulton  Street, San  Francisco (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, gives you priority  access and helps us have  enough staff & supplies.


Please 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.

Ginger.io: Use Your Smartphone to Get Insights into Personal Health Patterns


Ginger.io is a small startup on a big mission to change how people living with chronic conditions connect through health information using an iphone or android smartphone. They are also supporting DOD!


As part of Ginger.io's win at Sanofi US's 2011 Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge, people with type 2 diabetes have the chance to use their smartphone app to collect data and partner with their loved ones- for free!


 What's in it for YOU:
  • Personal insights into your health patterns
  • Improved connection to your care team
  • Satisfaction that you're contributing to science to benefit the diabetes community

Those interested can learn more about Ginger.io and/or sign up to get started!


A representative from Ginger.io will be at this Saturday's Soul Line Dance event to discuss the process in greater detail and answer any questions.

Valentine Fundraiser


Instead of chocolate, why not Click Here to donate in your Sweetie's name, and help prevent & manage diabetes? 
You can also have your employer match your donation, like Wells Fargo does, and double your donation to keep access to programs free.



Come celebrate African American History Month. Let's get our hearts pumping' with a little Soul Line, CC Brown style this Saturday!
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Theresa Garnero, APRN, BC-ADM, MSN, CDE

Dance Out Diabetes Founder and Executive Director 
Want to do the right thing for your body or support someone with prediabetes or diabetes (type 1 and 2, LADA)? Feel like smiling while being active and not mess up your hair?  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).