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Hawaiian Hula
Staying Healthy to Prevent Diabetes Complications

This monthly series discusses lifestyle choices that help you maximize your health with diabetes.

This month, it's all about the eyes! Do you know the top 5 ways to keep on seeing clearly?

Written by Barbara Quinn, MS, RD, CDE, and you can find 
Hawaiian Hula
Keeping up with Dance Out Diabetes!


Strategic Planning Meeting
It's not too late to sign up for the Strategic Planning Meeting next Saturday, July 20th from 1-5 p.m.
We are asking for YOUR input to shape the future of DOD. 
Contact Theresa Garnero for info about location: 
call her at 1-877-765-4386 or send an email to 
 Hawaiian Hula this Saturday
7/13/13, 1-3 pm!
(Download flyer & share with others HERE)   


Hawaiian Hula instructor, Elsa Rivera, is bringing Dance Out Diabetes a total body workout inspired by dances of the Pacific Islands. Hawaiian Hula incorporates easy to perform dance movements set to the sounds of traditional Polynesian drum beats fused with funky Reggae music, resulting in a modern, hip fitness workout. 


She teaches in such a way that everyone can follow! And it's for women AND men!

Elsa Rivera Hot Hula
 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. Feel free to bring leis and flowers for your hair.

June Cash & Care for Wellness 
Program Winners
KS $50
MW $30
Congratulations to the winners on their hard work at being well!
The program continues this month. All you have to do is sign up here, and log your daily health markers into the secure online portal. You could earn up to $50 in July! Get started today!
This Month's Sponsor is: Werther's

As a volunteer-run organization, we depend on individual donors and corporate sponsors to keep our programs going at no cost to participants. 
This month's sponsor is Werther's, the maker of the Werther's Original Sugar-free Candies. What? Diabetes and candy? We know it happens and want you to be aware of the options should you need a little something to satisfy your sweet tooth. They are similar to the Classic Candy with the creamy caramel taste, but sugar-free and with 40% fewer calories (8 calories/piece) than regular Werther's Original Hard Candy. They only have 3 grams of carbohydrate! Try a sample at this Saturday's Hawaiian Hula Dance.
What a month! 
It has been a remarkable month. For the past year and a half, we have garnered the attention of the Helmsley Charitable Trust Foundation. In the end, we do not serve enough type 1s to warrant funding in their eyes. 
That's alright. We are better prepared as a result of the relationship. One day, we will be in a position to hire a full-time Executive Director to bring our little organization to a much broader audience. No other diabetes non-profit has done what we have: go from zero to being published in less than 3 years. That's without big time funders...
Anyone in our DOD family knows we are about the community no matter what your type. We have a passion for reaching more people. At the strategic planning meeting coming up on July 20, we will unveil our type 1 outreach program and other national inquiries to scale our model.
So thanks for being a part of us.
If you are not able to make our strategic planning meeting and have any thoughts you'd like to throw in the mix, please send me an email at tgarnero@danceoutdiabetes.org.
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Let's go sway on the dance floor!

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? Feel like adding a little JOY in your life? 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).