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On the Dance Floor...
Brazilian Samba
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 
What's Up Doc? Brazilian Samba & Carrot Cash!
Keeping up with Dance Out Diabetes!


Eat Healthy with Free Carrot Cash!

Do you want delicious, healthy produce and to

Carrot Cash support your local farmers' market? DOD has partnered with The Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association (PCFMA) to offer gift cards called "Carrot Cash" for use at PCFMA locations


The PCFMA is a not-for-profit organization that operates and promotes farmers' markets in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is driven by its mission to serve California's small farmers by creating and sustaining economic opportunities through these farmers' markets.


Come to Dance Out Diabetes' Brazilian Samba class this Saturday for a chance to win Carrot Cash! Here's how:


1. Attend the Dance Out Diabetes dance event 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.


Click Here for more information on The Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association.


Download & share the Carrot Cash flyer HERE

Brazilian Samba this Saturday
4/13, 1-3 pm!
(Download flyer & share with others HERE)   


Instructor Maisa Duke is excited to share her love of Brazilian Samba with Dance Out Diabetes. Brazilian Samba is a lively, rhythmical dance that has become an icon of Brazilian national identity.


 Join in the fun this  Saturday at the African  American Art & Culture  Complex located at
 762 Fulton Street, San  Francisco (Muni access &  free parking).


Email Theresa at tgarnero@danceoutdaibetes.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 and 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. We will be back in Studio A on the 3rd Floor!

March Wellness Program Winners:

K.S. $50 (a consistent winner!) 
S.R. $30 
D.J. $20 
How is this possible? DOD gives $ back to you for being active, thanks to a Novo Nordisk incentive grant, AND we are primarily a volunteer-based organization. 

Winners will be contacted individually. You can participate no matter where you live, and it is FREE! Click Here to sign up.
Shape Up San Francisco DOD Team
It's not too late to join the Dance Out Diabetes virtual walking challenge team!
Shape Up San Francisco provides a 10-week Walking Challenge from April 1-June 7. Teams are forming all over San Francisco and walking together to meet the goal of the Challenge, which is to virtually walk the entire coast of California (1,016 miles). 
Dance Out Diabetes has created a team and wants YOU to join us! Keep track of walking or any other physical activity you do (20 minutes of physical activity = 1 mile), and log it on the Shape Up San Francisco website.
We'll give $25 to four people that log the most miles at the program's end on June 7th. 




Download & share the flyer HERE

Talk to Your Kids about Weight & Health
Talking with your children about weight can be difficult, but with the childhood obesity crisis continuing in the United States, it is an important topic to cover. 
Weigh In: Talking to Your Kids about Weight + Health is a helpful resource for parents and other adult caregivers to talk to their kids about overweight and obesity in practical, caring ways. Click Here to view this resource from the STOP Obesity Alliance.
KOFY Dance Party

Want to party like it's 1984?
After Brazilian Samba, get into your 80s gear for a dance party at KOFY TV studio for the taping of the 5th season of Dance Party. After the DOD dance, you can join the 4 p.m. taping on April 13th at 2500 Marin Street, SF
Click Here for more information.
Greetings from Your Volunteer E.D.
Volunteer week is right around the corner and I'd like to thank each and every one of our volunteers for making DOD possible. We are a successful, unique organization with impressive outcomes because of you!
We are discovering the effectiveness of our incentives with record attendance. It is for that reason we will give priority screening for those who dance. If you do not plan on dancing and wish to have health screenings performed, we will charge $50 (still one heck of a deal, considering most hospitals charge well over $100 for an A1C, let alone all the other check-ups we perform and consultation with certified diabetes educators).
This month, you will notice that our rewards encourage you to eat healthy. You can up to $30 worth of "Carrot Cash" to spend at local farmers' markets.
Mainly, our collective mind is about moving our bodies, so let's have some fun, Samba-style!
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Dancing for the health of it!

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).