November 2019 Fresh News
10 Muscle-Building Exercises for Diabetes

If you have diabetes, you know how important it is to control your blood sugar. Strength training helps. Simple moves done regularly can prompt your muscles to absorb more glucose. You'll also burn more calories, day and night, as you get stronger. Your mood, cholesterol levels, and blood pressure may improve, too.
NATIONAL DIABETES MONTH

In partnership with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), this year’s focus is on the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Adults with diabetes are nearly twice as likely to die from heart disease or stroke as people without diabetes. This is because over time, high blood glucose from diabetes can damage your blood vessels and the nerves that control your heart. The good news is that the steps you take to manage your diabetes can also help lower your chances of having heart disease or a stroke.
TREATMENT
The Seven Stages of Diabetes Grief
by Brigit Montgomery

When you are faced with the news that you or your child has diabetes there is really a wave of emotions you go through .

Personally for me at first it seemed like it was no big deal, “Diabetes” okay we can handle this, limit this and that and ta da! It wasn’t until I was face to face with the doctor’s at children’s hospital watching my son lie in the bed unconscious due to DKA, that this wasn’t the “Diabetes” I had pictured. 
  EDUCATION
More than 250 Million Obese Children Worldwide by 2030
from CNN

More than 250 million school-aged children and adolescents will be classed as obese by 2030, putting huge pressure on healthcare systems, a new report on childhood obesity warns.
AWARENESS
From the National Academy for State Health Policy

Nevada Fines Rx Manufacturers $17.4 Million for Failing to Explain Diabetes Medications’ Price Hikes.

By Jennifer Reck October 8th, 2019.

Last week, Nevada fined 21 pharmaceutical companies $17.4 million for failing to submit a report explaining recent, significant price hikes to essential diabetes drugs, as required by the state’s drug cost transparency law.
UPCOMING EVENTS and RESOURCES

November 6 I DSMES Committee Conference Call | 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Details Contact Susan DeAbate
November 9 I Sentara RMH Medical Center I Diabetes Health Fair 8 a.m.-12 noon. FMI Sentra.com/events
November 12 I Diabetes in Schools Committee Conference Call I 5:00-6:00 pm Details Contact Jackie McManemin
November 12 I VDC Board Meeting I 5:00-6:30 pm
November 20 I I DPP Committee Conference Call 3-4 p.m. Details Contact Tanya Henderson
November 28th I Happy Thanksgiving!

Did you Know? 1 out 3 adults and 50% of senior have pre-diabetes?
Could you be one of them? Take the test here: doihaveprediabetes.org



Resources and Funding Opportunities

DSMES-Living with Diabetes Mini-Grant Opportunity FMI
Diabetes Prevention Program Mini-Grant Opportunity FMI

Lions Empowering and Aiding Regional Nurses in Schools. Flyer here.