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On the Dance Floor...
80s Dance Party and Updated Endocrinologist list
Diabetes in
Real Life 
This new series is written by Paula Ford-Martin, MA and covers useful tips and helpful ways to manage diabetes.

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 Learn what's new at DOD. Let's start with:
80s Dance Party with DJ T-Bone & DJ Chilly Willie this Saturday 
3/8/14, 1-3 p.m.!
       (Download flyer & share with others HERE)   

Join DJ T-Bone and DJ Chilly Willie in an exciting afternoon of dancing to music from the 1980s! You'll be sure to hear hits from Michael Jackson, Madonna, Whitney Houston and Bruce Springsteen, just to name a few. 


Join us at the African American Art & Culture Complex located at 762 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Muni access & free parking).

No need to register. Just show up! You get a $277 value health screening, and if you dance, collect $10 in carrot cash to spend at participating farmers' markets (for kids with diabetes and all adults who participate). Health screening optional, but needed to get the carrot cash reward. We suggest a $10 donation at the door, if you can afford.


Please arrive promptly at 1 p.m. for check-in (or 1:15 p.m. if you are not doing the health screening). Bring water, a snack if you need it, and comfortable shoes. Have a question? Call Theresa at 1-877-765-4386 or email her at tgarnero@danceoutdiabetes.org.    


Be sure to wear your 1980s attire this Saturday. You can follow these steps when getting dressed:

Step 1. Tease your hair (the bigger, the better!)

Step 2. Slip on an over-sized shirt. Think bright, bold neon colors with geometric patterns.

Step 3. Choose pants: stirrups or parachute.

Step 4. Add leg warmers (the brighter, the better).

Step 5. Put on those dancing shoes: high tops


Not in San Francisco? Join us  virtually via live stream at 1:30 p.m. by clicking here.

Updated List of Endocrinologists & Primary Care Providers 
DOD has updated the list of Primary Care Providers and Endocrinologists that we have contacted, and they are accepting new patients. 
View the list HERE.
DOD Welcomes Julisa Nunez, New Board Member
Julisa has been with Dance Out Diabetes since she began volunteering in 2010. As a native Californian, born and raised on a ranch; Julisa quickly developed a love and passion for great quality organic food and where it comes from.

Learn more about Julisa HERE.

2014 Screenings and Standards of Care Summary


The Dance Out Diabetes Screening and Standards of Care Summary explains diabetes and prediabetes, risk factors and the importance of screenings. A health maintenance chart helps explain types of screenings, how often to get screened, and healthy goals. 


 Click Here to view the 2014 Summary!

The Plate Method & Food Guide for Meal Planning
Here are two tools to aid in your healthy meal planning:
The Plate Method offers a simple visual display of how to arrange your plate to get the proper amounts and types of foods.
The Food Guide for Meal Planning explains types of nutrients, what they are used for, and what types of foods they are found in.
Can You Bring Water & Snacks to Share?

It is important to stay hydrated while having fun on the dance floor. Dance Out Diabetes is looking for volunteers to donate and bring water bottles and healthy snacks for participants at the dance. If you can bring to share, great! Otherwise, the water fountain is 3 floors down, so please bring water for yourself. Thanks!

Theresa's Message 

We will  try to do justice to DJ Charis with our 80s mix this Saturday. Fun will be abundant! If you have an 80s song request, please email me

This is a freestyle dance, so come prepared to just move to the grooves. No experience necessary.

I've been busy with 990 tax prep for our organization and working with an expert to analyze participant outcomes for last year's efforts. So looking forward to the final report.

Mainly, I look forward to joining you on the dance floor and to the shared experience of new and returning participants, diabetes educators and volunteers.




Theresa Garnero, APRN, BC-ADM, MSN, CDE

Founder and Volunteer Executive Director 
Want to do the right thing for your body or support someone with prediabetes or diabetes (all types)? Feel like smiling while being active and not mess up your hair?  Then come join the caring community of non-dancers having fun moving to music. Stay connected with us on Facebook (you don't have to have a Facebook account to read our updates).