Monday, July 6, 2009 at 11:51 AM
Resources related to the Diabetes: The Constant Shadow coverage.
The Diabetes Association of Greater Cleveland offers some online resources to help you determine if you are at risk for developing Diabetes.
Risk factors for developing diabetes include...
Additional risk factors for women:
Diabetes is diagnosed through a blood test. A fasting test means you have not had anything to eat or drink for 8 hours before the test. A random blood test can be done at any time, whether you have had food or drink.
There is no cure for diabetes. Healthy eating, physical activity and medication can control diabetes.
Join Gina Gavlak RN, BSN Lakewood Hospital Diabetes and Endocrine Center and Joann Mraz, program director American Diabetes Association as they present:
Please bring your questions, comments and concerns for discussion. Information folders will be distributed. This program is designed for school nurses, teachers (including physical education), school administration, bus drivers, coaches, counselors, food service staff, school board and 504 coordinators.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Please call (877) 234-FITT (3488) to register. Seating limited.
Time: Registration: 8:30 a.m. Program: 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center
5001 Rockside Road, Independence, OH 44131
Camp Ho Mita Koda
Camp Ho Mita Koda was founded in 1929 by Dr. Henry John, a physician from the Cleveland Clinic, and his wife, Betty to serve his young patients with diabetes. The camp’s programs are designed for children with diabetes ages 4-15 to have fun, make friends, and learn about living with diabetes. Each session offers a variety of recreational activities and diabetes education. Hand-carved totem poles and animals - Dr. John’s work, augmented by that of nationally-known artisans - were added over the years to give the camp its distinctive charm. Camp Ho Mita Koda, whose name means “Welcome, my friend” in the Sioux language, is one of the oldest residential camps for children with diabetes in the United States. It is a subsidiary of the Diabetes Association of Greater Cleveland, Cleveland’s only independent and local nonprofit organization dedicated to those living with diabetes. Photo credit: Duane Kertyzak and Camp Ho Mita Koda
American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, their mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
Diabetes Association of Greater Cleveland
A local resource that can provide information and services here in Northeast Ohio.
Healthline provides a very comprehensive overview of Type 2 Diabetes as a critical starting point for individuals and/or their loved ones.
Healthy Ohio Program
Ohioans have access to primary and preventive services as well as education and opportunities for healthy lifestyles, and the incidence of preventable diseases are at the lowest levels in the nation across all population groups. Services and care are coordinated through widespread use of health information technology, thereby improving health outcomes and delivering effective, efficient and culturally competent health care.
A regional health care system that provides managed care services, and operates hospitals, primary care and off-site health facilities, as well as home care.
American Heart Association
The American Heart Association created the Heart of Diabetes program to raise awareness of the disease and to help people with type 2 diabetes take action.
Journey to Wellness
Journey to Wellness is a healthy living resource for African Americans. Addressing diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and breast cancer.
Diabetes Prevention and Control
The Ohio Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (ODPCP) strives to improve Ohioans’ access to quality diabetes care and services for the purpose of reducing the burden of diabetes and its complications. Their goal is to make Ohio the place where people with diabetes live better lives.
Diabetes Coalition of Northeast Ohio
The Diabetes Coalition of Northeast Ohio is a community-based collaboration of physicians, pharmacists, diabetes educators, public health officials, employers and other stakeholders throughout Northeast Ohio whose goal is “to improve the quality of diabetes care delivered in our community through partnerships and collaboration and by increasing awareness, emphasizing prevention, and implementing consistent, evidence-based care management in a cost-effective manner.”
Cleveland Sight Center
Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye problems that people with diabetes may face as a complication of diabetes. All can cause severe vision loss or even blindness. Diabetic eye disease may include: cataracts - clouding of the lens; glaucoma - increase in fluid pressure inside the eye that leads to optic nerve damage and vision loss; or, Diabetic Retinopathy - damage to the blood vessels in the retina.
Diabetes Cost Reduction Act
The Diabetes Cost Reduction Act would ensure that Ohioans with diabetes who purchase their health insurance through state regulated insurance companies would be coverd under their policy for diabetes education, equipment and supplies.
Get in Circulation Campaign
The purple feet represent the Get in Circulation Campaign, an effort to increase public awareness about Peripheral Artery Disease by the PAD Coalition.
This information is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician and/ or other health care providers relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
This list of screenings is free and include some or all of the following obesity-related tests: blood pressure, blood glucose, body mass index and cholesterol.