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On the Dance Floor...
Hip Hop ~ Livestreamed!
Staying Healthy to Prevent Diabetes Complications

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

The series is written by Barbara Quinn, MS, RD, CDE, and you can find 
Hip Hop ~ Livestreamed! 
Keeping up with Dance Out Diabetes


Hip Hop this Saturday
8/10, 1-3 pm!
(Download flyer & share with others HERE)   


Hip Hop is an exciting style of dance that was developed in New York in the 1960s with influences of jazz, rock, tap, and African-American and Latino cultures. Hip Hop is one of the latest social and contemporary dance styles, and in this class, Eddie Garcia breaks down the moves for everyone to enjoy! Eddie is quite accomplished. He toured as a dancer with Tony! Toni! Toné! the popular American Soul and R&B group. 


Eddie Garcia
 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.


AND, if you can't make it, you can join in virtually on our YouTube channel. Special thanks to Arielle Bivas for helping make this happen. 

Strategic Planning Meeting Outcome
Thanks to everyone who invested several hours on a recent Saturday to discuss the direction of our non-profit. The areas with the most interest include
having another site, increasing dance frequency, adding 1 hour of education after the dance, completing a manual on how to replicate DOD in other locations, recruiting more Board of Directors, and to develop the volunteer program. And of course, focused fundraising.

As a volunteer-run organization, we have accomplished a lot thanks to those who believe in what we are doing enough to help volunteer or donate, and we have lots more to do! Such an exciting time!

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Michelle Barth at mbarth@danceoutdiabetes.org. And to make your tax-deductible donation, or to donate in honor of someone you love, click here.  

Online Cash & Care for Wellness Program Winners: 
$50 K.S.
$30 M.W.
$20 J.K.
Congratulations to this month's winners! 
Click Here to learn how to sign up for our Cash & Care for Wellness Program. You do not have to live in San Francisco to participate! Not a lot of months left of this Novo Nordisk funded grant, so don't miss out to get cash for your wellness efforts! 
This Month's Sponsor: Roche Accu-Chek

Part of the reason Dance Out Diabetes is successful without paid staff is that we have a few corporate sponsors, in addition to our individual donors (and of course, our dedicated volunteers!), that allow us to keep our programs going at no cost to participants. This month, our sponsor is Accu-Chek.


Do you know 24 meters failed to meet new accuracy standards?

The recent failure of a large number of blood glucose meters to consistently meet accuracy standards has created growing concern as inaccurate results could pose risk for hypoglycemia for insulin-using patients. This prompted a new global accuracy standard from the International Organization for Standardization (or ISO 15197:2013). Three recent peer-reviewed studies reveal that not all meters are consistently meeting this global accuracy standard.  


Since 2011, Roche has been going the extra mile to adhere to the new global accuracy standards; every ACCU-CHEK meter passed every study, every time.

More than half of the other brand meters tested in the recent studies FAILED. For more information about the standards and the 24 blood glucose meters that failed in the 3 recent accuracy studies, visit accu-chek.com/accurate.


Footnote on the details:

Three studies evaluated meters using the global standard of ≥95% of individual glucose results shall fall within ±15 mg/dL of the results of the manufacturer's reference method at glucose concentrations < 100 mg/dL and within ±15% at ≥100 mg/dL.  Studies included:  Freckman G, et al.  J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2012; 6(5); 1060-1075.; Baumstark A, et al J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2012; 6(5): 1076-1086.; Brazg RL, et al. J Diabetes Sci Techol. 2013;7(1):  144-152.  Studies funded by grants from Roche Diagnostics. 


Greetings DOD family!
Very excited to report the successful efforts to extend our reach starting with livestreaming our monthly event. For those of you who live outside of San Francisco or who cannot attend and are following us on Facebook, we will post the link there for you to tune in. You can also find this same link on YouTube (it is in countdown mode now; you can also subscribe to our free channel so you will get updates when we add videos). Be sure to mark your calendars for 8/10 at 1:30 pm to tune in unless we see you on the dance floor!

Thanks to Michele and Kenzie for helping our Pinterest board liven up! Pinterest is an online pinboard. Visually, it is fun, so take a peak. My personal favorites are the "dance first and think later" and "health at every size".
Our health is so precious. Without it, we cannot do the things that bring us joy in this short life. I invite you to join our health movement and to have a little fun while doing something great for your body and your spirit. Nothing like great music, fun dance that everyone can do and the support of your caring Dance Out Diabetes community. 
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Theresa Garnero, APRN, BC-ADM, MSN, CDE

Dance Out Diabetes Founder and
Volunteer Executive Director 
Want to do the right thing for your body or support someone with any kind of diabetes? Feel like doing something fun that is good for your body?  Then come join the movement of Dance Out Diabetes. You can get our regular updates on Facebook (and no, you don't have to have a Facebook account to read our shenanigans).