October 2019 Fresh News
Board and Leadership Volunteers Plan VDC's Future!

Insightful. Productive. Awesome. Focused. Joyous. Comprehensive.

These are just some of the words used to describe the two day VDC Leadership Retreat. Thank you to everyone who joined us at the retreat – we learned how to better work together and began strategizing the upcoming year for Virginia Diabetes Council.

"The retreat provided a great way for board members, volunteers and others involved with VDC to come together and discuss common goals. By the end of the retreat, it became clear what everyone's strengths were and how, together, we can surely reach and exceed the organizational goals for VDC."
Retreat particpant.

Please take our survey!

We are excited to launch a new consumer research survey in partnership with the Virginia Department of Health. Please help us gather information about the diabetes prevention and management available to Virginians and help us improve!
Statewide Survey Report on Interest and Barriers to Telehealth Delivery of DSMES and National DPP in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Health wants to expand telehealth’s use for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) and National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) throughout Virginia. To reach that end, the Virginia Center for Diabetes Prevention & Education conducted a state-wide survey to better understand Virginia-based DSMES and National DPP program’s use, interest in and barriers around using telehealth for the delivery of any aspect of their program. There was a 97% response rate for National DPP providers, and an 80% response rate for DSMES providers across the state.
Moving care Upstream: Appalachian CHW take on Diabetes and Get Results

by Anna Patrick

Kelly Browning doesn’t wait for Lyle Marcum to come to the door. She knocks and then pushes the glass door open, like she’s been there many times before.
Lyle stays where he is, sitting on a brown love seat, the TV on, and he calls for his dog, Lyla. “Get over here!” She’s running, excited, back and forth, her collar jingling until Kelly finds a leash, connects it to Lyla and slides the rope’s handle over a closet door knob. 
HALLOWEEN CAN BE A scary time – and not just for the ghosts and ghouls that come out at night.

If you have diabetes , all the extra sugar that’s part of the festivities can lead both children and adults into temptation overload .

October 2 DSMES Committee Conference Call | 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Contact Susan DeAbate
October 8 I Diabetes in Schools Committee Conference Call I 5:00-6:00 pm Contact Jackie McManemin
October 8 VDC Board Meeting I 5:00-6:30 pm
October 16 I DPP Committee Conference Call 3-4 p.m. Details Contact Tanya Henderson
October 28 I diabetes in the 21st Century presented by Beverly Thomassian, RN, MPH, CDE, BC-ADM 7:30-4:30 pm FMI Robin Shutt , RN
October 31 I Happy Halloween!


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