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Natick Lions Diabetes Health Fair

Come to the 3rd Annual Natick Lions Diabetes Health Fair.
Date: Saturday, January 15th, 2011
Time: 10am-2pm
Where: Morse Institute Library, Downtown Natick, Route 135

Features Include:

  • Free blood sugar and blood pressure screenings
    Free eye exams in the Lions Eyemobile
    Free interactive workshops provided by Certified Diabetes Educators
    Your chance to talk with a Diabetes Nurse Educator
    Fun food samples
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VA Adopts Patient-Centered Care Model Based on Treatment of Chronic Conditions

http://www.usmedicine.com/articles/va-adopts-patient-centered-care-model...

Diabetes Care Centers across the country are aware that patient-centered care is more effective in promoting positive health changes as compared to traditional health care/doctor centered systems.

How to transition your educational model can be a challenge. Using Potluck Puzzle Discussion Books can get you started in the direction of patient-centered care.

  • Have your patient participants complete one puzzle at a time.

Celebrate World Diabetes Day at the Natick Lions Diabetes Health Fair

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Come to the Natick Lions Diabetes Health Fair

- Learn about the latest diabetes products
- Check your blood sugar, cholesterol & blood pressure
- Attend a free workshop by diabetes experts

Location: Natick, MA
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2009
Time: 10-2pm
Cost: FREE!

See attached flyer for more details!

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What is World Diabetes Day?

World Diabetes Day

14 November 2009

World Diabetes Day raises global awareness of diabetes - its escalating rates around the world and how to prevent the illness in most cases. Started by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and WHO, the Day is celebrated on 14 November to mark the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best, was instrumental in the discovery of insulin in 1922, a life-saving treatment for diabetes patients.

Natick Lions Club Sponsors 2nd Annual Diabetes Fair for MetroWest Community Sat. Nov. 14, 2009

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The Natick Lions Club will be sponsoring a Diabetes Fair at the Morse Institute Library (downtown Natick, route 135.) FREE 10-2pm Sat. Nov 14, 2009

Fair highlights include:
Free Screenings:
*Blood Pressure
*Blood Sugar
*Cholesterol
*Eye Exams

Free Interactive Workshops presented by Diabetes Experts:
*10-11am Healthy Feet by Dr. Adams, Podiatrist
*11-12pm Diabetes Management by RN, CDE Kathy Casper (participants will recieve a free Potluck Puzzles Discussion book)

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Diabetes Education – CDE - Are You Using Old Fashioned Education Tools?

Diabetes Education – CDE - Are You Using Old Fashioned Education Tools?

Question #1
Which of the following are preferred educational materials for teaching and assessing the knowledge base of adult learners?
A. Written menu for a week of meals
B. Comprehensive book on diabetes with small print and no pictures
C. Verbal instructions with nothing written
D. Colorful, picture filled booklets which require the learner to answer a series of questions on largely familiar topics.

Question #2

Adults Manage Diabetes Best After Participating In Active Learning

Adults Manage Diabetes Best After Participating In Active Learning

Research has shown that adult learners learn best when the participant is an active learner. The American Diabetes Association encourages interactive learning and has promoted Conversation Maps as a tool to help educators move away from a lecture format towards active learning. Potluck Puzzle Discussion Books are also rapidly gaining momentum across the USA and Canada as an interactive learning tool.

Natick Lions Club Sponsors Diabetes Fair for MetroWest Community Sat. Nov. 15, 2008

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The Natick Lions Club will be sponsoring a Diabetes Fair at the Morse Institute Library (downtown Natick, route 135.) FREE 10-2pm Sat. Nov 15, 2008

Fair highlights include:
Free Screenings:
*Blood Pressure
*Blood Sugar
*Cholesterol
*Eye Exams

Free Interactive Workshops presented by Diabetes Experts:
*Foot Care
*Diabetes Management (participants will recieve a free Potluck Puzzles Discussion book)

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Brookfield Lions Club Suporting their Community with Fun Diabetes Education Puzzle Books

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Rene Berthiaume and the Brookfield Lions have obtained five Diabetes Awareness Kits to provide to their local community for their Lions Diabetes Awareness Program. WAY TO GO BROOKFIELD LIONS CLUB!!

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1,450 Potluck Puzzle Discussion Books Donated to Clara Barton Diabetes Camp

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Clara Barton Diabetes Camp (North Oxford, MA) celebrates Lions Club Appreciation Day (July 26, 2008.) Tours of the camp and activities with the campers were enjoyed by over 50 Lions members from MD-33. Natick Lions Club Members James and Katherine Mahon (Diabetes Chairpersons for 33K) enjoyed the day and presented Clara Barton's Health Services Manager, Bonnie Huston, with 1,450 Potluck Puzzles Discussion Books. The Discussion Books were donated by the Natick Lions Club for campers and their families to enjoy while learning about diabetes.

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