August 2019 Newsletter
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School Nurses—Working for a Safer Future for our Children. 

A passion for diabetes education, and for helping people who have diabetes, led Jackie McManemin to the Virginia Diabetes Council Schools Committee.

As a certified diabetes educator and a registered nurse, working in the Fairfax County Health Department, Jackie understood the critical need to have a comprehensive, systematic approach to manage students with Type 1 diabetes in the school system.
Drug Cocktail Could Be Breakthrough In Diabetes Treatment

Mt. Sinai researchers are reporting on a cocktail that helps the body make more insulin-producing cells. CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports.
Are you thinking of becoming a MDPP supplier?
Great News! It is a long road but achievable. As of April 2019, The Healthy Living Center a nonprofit education center located in Norfolk, Virginia was approved as Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program supplier. For the past three cohorts funding for the diabetes prevention program has been provided by dedicated volunteers and donors. 
Why Should Your Nonprofit Advocate?
Advocacy helps your nonprofit  meet its mission .

Through advocacy efforts you can help others by, among other ways:
  • Preventing loss of resources – you might be able to stop a proposal to slash funding that would hurt the communities you serve;

August (date TBA) DSMES Committee Conference Call | 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Contact Susan DeAbate
August 10 I Advanced Diabetes Management 101 Therapies and Technology UVA Darden Business School FMI:  Eva Casola   434.924.1657 
August 13 I VDC Board Meeting
August 2 1 I DPP Committee Conference Call 3-4 p.m. Details Contact Randi Abell or Tanya Henderson

Down the Road..

September 13 I Virginia Diabetes Council General Meeting I Tuckahoe Public Library 9:30- 1:00 All Welcome! FMI
September 19 and 20 Virginia Diabetes Council Leadership Retreat.
October 3-4 I Virginia Coordinating Body Diabetes Educators State Meeting I The Place at Innsbrook, Glen Allen, VA. website:
October 28  Diabetes in the 21 st  Century” presented by Beverley Thomassian, RN, MPH, CDE, BC-ADM 7:30-4:30pm FMI  Robin Shutt,  RN:
Happy Summer!