December 2019 Fresh News
CJ December Newsletter
Candice Walker: My Journey to Great Health

Candice Walker, or CJ, as she is called, began her journey in March of 2019 when a routine check-up and blood work revealed a startling diagnosis: she had diabetes.
HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE...AND STICK IT TO DIABETES.

The VDC is a private, non-profit, 501 (c) 3 led by volunteers, and we need YOU to help us continue our work to raise awareness and educate Virginians about the threat of diabetes.

The VDC is uniquely positioned to bring all diabetes organizations in Virginia together to be one voice, one advocate, pushing back against the epidemic tide of diabetes.

Your gift will enable us to:
  • Empower diabetes organizations across the Commonwealth with mini-grants promoting innovative, collaborative projects.
  • Recruit and train volunteers to reach a wider, more diverse audience with education and tools for healthy living.
  • Support school nurses and administrators with tools to help them compassionately and efficiently work with Type 1 children and their families.

Please consider making a tax-deductible gift today. Together, we can Stick it to Diabetes! 
TREATMENT

Diabetes Treatment Often Unaffordable
While the high price of insulin has gotten a lot of attention lately, it's not the only cost issue facing people with diabetes. New technologies designed to improve blood sugar management often cost too much for people to afford
EDUCATION

Millions Of Diabetes Patients Are Missing Out On Medicare’s Nutrition Help
Louis Rocco has lived with diabetes for decades but, until he met with a registered dietitian in August, he didn’t know eating too much bread was dangerous for him.

“I’m Italian, and I always eat a lot of bread,” he said. After two hour-long visits with a dietitian — including a session at his local grocery store in Philadelphia — Rocco, 90, has noticed a difference in his health.
AWARENESS
To Drive Down Insulin Prices, W.H.O. Will Certify Generic Versions

About 80 million people with diabetes around the world need the hormone, and half of them can’t afford it. Creating competition could help, the agency said.
UPCOMING EVENTS

December 4 I DSMES Committee Conference Call | 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Details Contact Susan DeAbate
December 10 I Diabetes in Schools Committee Conference Call I 5:00-6:00 pm Details Contact Jackie McManemin
December 10 I VDC Board Meeting I 5:00-6:30 pm
December 18 I I DPP Committee Conference Call 3-4 p.m. Details Contact Tanya Henderson
December 22 I Happy Hanukkah!
December 25 I Merry Christmas!
December 26 I Happy Kwanzaa!

Down the Road...

January 20 I VDC General Meeting by Web Ex 12:00-1:00
April 24 I VDC General Meeting
Whatever your holiday traditions, we wish you peace, joy, and good health.