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Tips for dining out

Adapted from a forthcoming publication by the U-M Adult Outpatient Diabetes Education Program.

Dining out can be one of life's pleasures. You can enjoy yourself and still take care of your diabetes. It takes some planning and asking for what you need to achieve this goal. Also, the more you measure food portions at home, the better you can estimate portion sizes when dining out.

Here are some tips to get you started! grilled veggies photo

  • Choose a restaurant that offers heart healthy options. Some helpful websites to help you find one are the Healthy Dining Finder from the American Heart Association (HealthyDiningfinder.com) or calorieking.com.
  • Some restaurants have their own websites with menus that you can review in advance, or ask for a nutrition guide at the restaurant.
  • Ask how a food is prepared and steer away from gravies and cream sauces.
  • Read the menu creatively. Order fresh fruit from the breakfast menu, or choose an appetizer and a salad as a dinner entrée.
  • Choose a smaller portion from the lunch menu, or split a meal with someone.
  • To control portions, ask for a "to-go container" to be served with your meal. When your meal arrives, portion out what you would like to eat, then put the rest in the container.
photo of a salad bar
  • Ask for substitutions. If your meal comes with French fries, ask if you can substitute vegetables.
  • Choose no-calorie beverages such as water, club soda or diet pop.
  • Be choosy at salad bars. Choose greens, vegetables and beans. Limit the higher calorie foods such as prepared salads (for example, potato or macaroni salad).
  • Plan ahead for desserts and eat slowly; share your dessert with someone.
  • Avoid the "value-sized" options (supersized, jumbo, giant, deluxe) and order a regular or junior-sized sandwich instead.
  • Skip the French fries, choose fruit or a salad with low-calorie dressing or flavored vinegar instead.
  • Choose grilled chicken instead of breaded, fried chicken.

 


ADA's Camp Midicha caters to kids with diabetes

camp midicha photo Did you know that the American Diabetes Association provides diabetes summer camps for kids with diabetes? Often children with diabetes feel like nobody understands how they feel or know what it's like to live every day with diabetes. At Camp Midicha, all the kids share this experience and feel at home.

The ADA's Camp Midicha is held at the YMCA's Camp Copneconic, which is located in Fenton, just south of Flint, Michigan. Camp Copneconic provides Camp Midicha with a campsite, dining accommodations, programs, and counselor staff. All the staff, from the directors and administrators to the counselors, specialists, and support staff, work hard to make sure every child has fun in a safe environment. The staff members have training in diabetes management, emergency procedures, and cabin supervision.

YMCA's Camp CopneconicCamp Midicha Programs by Age

  • Ages 8 to 9 - Midicha Adventurers
  • Ages 10 to 12 - Midicha Trailblazers
  • Ages 13 to 16 - Teen Midicha
  • Age 17 - Counselor-in-Traning (CIT)

 

Camp Dates

Camp Midicha offers two resident sessions (sleepaway camp), a camp-out travel trip, and a day camp:

YMCA's Camp Copneconic kidResident Session One: June 16 to June 21, 2013
Resident Session Two: June 23 to June 28, 2013
Mosaic Travel Trip for Teens: June 23 to June 28, 2013
Explorers Day Camp: June 24 to June 28, 2013

Deadline for payments and paperwork: May 16, 2013.
Financial aid deadline: May 3, 2013 (or while funds last)

Financial assistance paperwork is included in the supplemental forms emailed after you register. The Financial Aid Application Deadline is May 3, 2013 or while funds last. Financial aid is first-come, first-serve.

Registration

Register online at: www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/parents-and-kids/ada-camps/camps/2013/midicha-1.html. For more information, contact Stephanie Camalo in the ADA Southfield office at 248-433-3830, ext. 6695 or scamalo@diabetes.org.

 

woman with briefcaseBe a lobbyist for a day! Attend the Diabetes & Kidney Advocacy Day in Lansing

People affected by diabetes and/or kidney disease are invited to converge on Lansing on April 30 to join the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) to advocate for diabetes and kidney disease prevention and management! This is an opportunity to learn about and practice advocacy, meet with your state legislators, and network with other stakeholders. If you are interested in improving health and healthcare in Michigan, make reservations to attend this event:

Annual Diabetes and Kidney Advocacy Day
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
11:30 am – 4:30 pm
(plus optional dinner at 5:30 pm)
Meet in the Speakers Library in the Capitol Building, Lansing, MI

MI state capitol building LansingDuring Diabetes & Kidney Advocacy Day, you'll learn about the state budget and programs for diabetes and kidney disease and have a chance to speak to state legislators to encourage their support of diabetes prevention and management programs. The day starts with a buffet luncheon at the Capitol Building at 11:30 a.m., followed by calling on state legislators' offices to provide information. You are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes for walking to legislative offices.

Advocacy Day participants are also invited to attend the NKFM's Annual Champion of Hope Tribute Dinner at 5:30 pm at the Kellogg Conference Center at MSU in East Lansing. The Dinner honors two state legislators and recognizes Innovations in health care. RSVP for the dinner is required by April 22.

Registration Required for Diabetes & Kidney Advocacy Day!
NKFM can accommodate 100 people at this year's Advocacy Day event and reservations are required.
Register for Advocacy Day by completing the form on this web page:
http://www.nkfm.org/form/advocacy-day-attendance

In addition, to attend the Champion of Hope Dinner, RSVP by April 22
to
Lindsay Bacon at lbacon@nkfm.org.

For questions or more information, please contact Lindsay Bacon, LLMSW, Public Policy Coordinator at the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan in Ann Arbor at 734-222-9800, ext. 203 or at lbacon@nkfm.org.

 

U-M nichols arbRegister for the 5th Annual U-M 5K Victors Run/Walk for Diabetes Awareness

Saturday, April 13, 2013
1:00 p.m. registration, 2:00 p.m. race begins
5th Annual U-M Victors 5K Run/Walk for Diabetes Awareness
U-M Nichols Arboretum, Washington Heights entrance
(off Observatory Street, near the U-M Ronald McDonald House)
$20 fee

Run or walk along the scenic, unpaved 5K trail at the University of Michigan's historic Nichols Arboretum (see photo at right). This event is sponsored by the Students for Diabetes Awareness, a U-M student group with the purpose of increasing awareness about diabetes among students on the University of Michigan campus, forming support networks for students with diabetes, and raising funds to contribute to the effort to find a cure. Proceeds benefit University of Michigan Comprehensive Diabetes Center, the American Diabetes Association Summer Camps, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, and D.R.E.A.M.

u-m sda victors runThere will be an official timing company that will be supplying chips for runners. Past event results can be viewed by going to the "about" tab at the top of the website, then from the "past events" subcategory, select any of the past runs listed. People have the option of either walking or running the race, but prizes will only be given to the top 5 finishers of the total.

Unless your stroller has really big, sturdy wheels, you're advised not to bring a child in a stroller. There are some big hills and the trail might be uneven. However, dogs on a leash are welcome.

Learn more and register online at: http://sdaumich.wordpress.com/

Can't make the race but still want to make a contribution to our cause? Follow this link: http://www.active.com/donations/org_edit.cfm?org_type=2&CFID=99338979&CFTOKEN=5873040

 

Join U-M Wolverine football celebrities for "Swing to Cure Diabetes"

brady hoke with jeff hewlettMeet Wolverines Coach Brady Hoke and others; enjoy meals, gifts, and prizes!

Monday, May 20, 2013
11:00 a.m. shotgun start, all-day event
Swing to Cure Diabetes Golf Outing to benefit the U-M Comprehensive Diabetes Center and the JDRF
University of Michigan Golf Course
500 Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48104

The public is invited to join us for this special event to benefit the University of Michigan Comprehensive Diabetes Center and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Swing to Cure Diabetes was founded by former University of Michigan football player and Varnum attorney Rich Hewlett and his wife, Chris. The couple began raising money and awareness for juvenile diabetes research after their son, Jeffrey, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 12 years ago. (Shown at right with U-M Wolverines Football Coach Brady Hoke at Swing to Cure Diabetes in 2011.)

This annual golf outing is attended by many of Rich's former Wolverine teammates and past Wolverine coaches, such as Gary Moeller and Lloyd Carr. Current Head Coach Brady Hoke will be in attendance on May 20 and available for photos! This might make a great early Father's Day gift for the sports lover in your family!

This fundraiser for diabetes research includes 18 holes of golf with golf cart; breakfast, lunch, and dinner; competition with prizes; and loads of FUN for a great cause!

To register and for more information, go to: www.swingtocurediabetes.com

 

Save the date for the 7th Annual U-M Diabetes Health Fair, November 16

In observance of the United Nations' World Diabetes Day and the American Diabetes Association's American Diabetes Month, please save the date for the:

U-M diabetes health fair 2012dr michael munson, dpmU-M Comprehensive Diabetes Center's
7th Annual U-M Diabetes Health Fair
Saturday, November 16, 2013
9:00 a.m. – noon

NO U-M home football game that day!

Sponsored by U-M MedEquip

Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel
3200 Boardwalk
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

FREE and open to the public!

Pre-registration available at: www.med.umich.edu/diabetes/WDD/WDDsignup.html

  • FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS as time and supplies permit
  • LECTURES by experts in the field
  • EXHIBITS by UM Health System staff and non-profit services
  • BOOTHS by diabetes medical supply and pharmaceutical companies
  • ALL TYPES OF DIABETES will be covered: Types 1 and 2, diabetes in pregnancy, and pre-diabetes
  • GIVEAWAYS and DOOR PRIZES

 

Upcoming diabetes-related events

Saturday, April 13, 2013
8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
ADA Diabetes Alert Mini Health Expo
Southfield Center Pavilion
26000 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076
Free admission and parking.
Pre-register online. The first 450 registrants will receive a goody bag when entering.
Free health screenings; cooking demonstrations; exhibitors with product demos; exercise demonstrations; free workshops; product samples and goody bags; interactive Kidz Zone; Shop to Stop Diabetes
.

Saturday, April 13, 2013
Registration 1:00 p.m., race begins 2:00 p.m.
5th Annual U-M Victors 5K Run/Walk for Diabetes Awareness
Sponsored by the U-M Students for Diabetes Awareness
U-M Nichols Arboretum, Washington Heights entrance
(off Observatory Street, near the U-M Ronald McDonald House)
$20 fee
Pre-register online.
Proceeds benefit University of Michigan Comprehensive Diabetes Center, the American Diabetes Association Summer Camps, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, and D.R.E.A.M.

Saturday, May 18, 2013
8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
6th Annual JDRF Diabetes Today and Tomorrow Conference and Exhibits -
"Diabetes in the Age of Technology"

New location:
Wayne County Community College District – Western Campus
9555 Haggerty Road, Belleville, MI 48111
(just north of the Haggerty Road/Interstate 94 intersection, west of 275)
Pre-register online.
Hear the latest in leading-edge research, treatment advances and care strategies from a collection of internationally recognized experts. The conference begins with keynote presentations on the Artificial Pancreas Project, followed by concurrent ‘workshop’ sessions to address important topics for youths, teens, young adults and adults with insulin-dependent diabetes. There also will be a JDRF Kid’s Camp for T1D children ages 5-12 and the new Teen Central for teens ages 13-19.

Monday, May 20, 2013
Morning registration, all-day event
Swing to Cure Diabetes Golf Outing
to benefit the U-M Comprehensive Diabetes Center and the JDRF
Meet U-M football celebrities and enjoy meals, gifts, and prizes!
University of Michigan Golf Course
500 Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(map and directions)
Registration info at: www.swingtocurediabetes.com
The public is invited to join us for this special event to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the University of Michigan Comprehensive Diabetes Center. Meet U-M football celebrities like Coach Brady Hoke and enjoy meals, gifts, and prizes!

Saturday, November 16, 2013
9:00 a.m.–noon
NO U-M home football game that day!
7th Annual U-M Diabetes Health Fair
Sponsored by U-M MedEquip
Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel
3200 Boardwalk, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Please pre-register at: www.med.umich.edu/diabetes/wdd/WDDsignup.html
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Free health screenings, lectures, and door prizes, as well as exhibits by UM Health System diabetes experts, medical supply companies, and pharmaceutical companies with the latest in care and prevention for all forms of diabetes.



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