July 2019 Newsletter
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Her Grandmother's struggle with diabetes lead to an interest in nutrition and her life's work in diabetes education. Read more about Joyce's journey, her commitment to be part of the diabetes solution, and her exciting work as a leader with the Virginia Diabetes Council.
From the American Diabetes Association

Pathway Scientist Discovers Links between Sense of Smell and Body Weight.

The brain is responsible for sensing, coordinating, and responding to all sorts of cues in our bodies and our environments. We have long appreciated the role that the sense of smell plays in our selection and enjoyment of food. However, a new study shows that, at least in mice, the sense of smell is actually linked to how the body controls energy balance, influencing both 
obesity and insulin resistance—key risk factors for 
type 2 diabetes.

Dr. Rita Basu, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology and Education and Director of the UVA Center for Diabetes Technology, will direct a dynamic and interactive program that highlights state-of-the-art treatment for those with diabetes. 
Insulin Cost Saving Resource Guide.
Find more information by clicking the link below.  

When Someone Tells You They Have Diabetes
There are some dos and don’ts to follow 
when someone expresses to you that they have diabetes:

July 4th We hope you all enjoyed and safe and happy Independence Day!

July 10 NEW DATE DSMES Committee Conference Call | 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. | Details Contact Susan DeAbate
July 17 VDC General Meeting Web Ex Expansion of Diabetes Care Through Telehealth - David Cattell-Gordon and Viola Holmes University of Virginia 12 -1 pm Details
July 17 DPP Committee Conference Call 3-4 p.m. Details Contact Randi Abell or Tanya Henderson

Down the Road...

August 10 Advanced Diabetes Management 101 Therapies and Technology UVA Darden Business School FMI: Eva Casola 434.924.1657 Early bird registration ends tomorrow, 7.10.19. Do it now!
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:

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not "Eureka!" but "That's funny..."

-Issac Asimov,, American writer (1920-1992)