At Ruby A. Neeson Diabetes Awareness Foundation, Inc., our goal is to provide a source of support to those affected by diabetes. Since 2012, we continue to offer education and group fellowship through our Diabetes Support Group, C.U.B.S..
C.U.B.S is a community collaborative partnership, in an innovative approach to aid those affected by diabetes to help them better understand the emotional, social, and viable aspects of diabetes.
We encourage those affected by diabetes to get involved and join our support group to experience greater success; be encouraged by the success of others, and have the opportunity to learn about issues that affect people with diabetes.
We understand, and are dedicated to help support you on this journey.
Join Us for Our Virtual Sessions! Out of a multitude of concern and caution regarding the current state of the global COVID-19 pandemic, our in-person diabetes support groups have been placed on hold because of recommended social-distancing. We are committed to adapting our group assemblies to meet the emerging needs of the community.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people diagnosed with diabetes may be at a higher risk of experiencing complications and getting very sick from COVID-19. We are here to help. Social-distancing does not mean we cannot be social. During our online sessions, we will offer the following:
· Online Fellowship
· Diabetes Educational Topics
· Emotional Support and Resources
· Grief, Loss, and Bereavement Support
· Coping Approaches
· Self-care Tips
· Disaster Preparedness
· Guest Speakers....and much more!
Join us! All are welcomed. We will embrace you with warmth, smiles, attentive listening ears and well wishes.
All virtual sessions are powered by Zoom Video Communications! Registration for each session is available on Eventbrite. Register here now for meeting log-in access.
Upcoming Virtual Support Group Meetings:
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 2:00 PM
Topic: Diabetes Eye Health and Nutrition
Happy New Year! Visualize a healthy body and year by setting intentions, not resolutions. Get tips on creating your 2021 vision board and learn ways to improve eye health and the best foods for healthy vision.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | 2:00 PM
Topic: Black History Month: Preventing Hypertension and Honoring Trailblazers in Healthcare
February is Heart Health Month and American Black History Month. Learn why a top cardiologist says this is a significant coincidence. Lower your chances of a heart attack or stroke! During the session we will also discuss cultural barriers in healthcare, tips on combating health inequity, and pay tribute to healthcare pioneers.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 2:00 PM
Topic: Kidney, Healthy Cooking and Fitness Demonstration
Diabetes is a major risk factor for kidney disease. Join us to learn ways to prevent diabetic kidney disease through healthy eating and fitness.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 | 2:00 PM
Topic: Diabetes, Financial Wellness and Mental Well-being
Your mental and physical health can benefit from healthy finances. Join us and create a game plan for your health care budget. Learn ways to effectively manage your economic lifestyle, tips on reducing healthcare costs, and savings for financial freedom.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 2:00 PM
Topic: Self-care and Immune System Defense
Self-care is the best care! Join us for a fun, educational game of BINGO. Learn the role of self care in immune health. We will share essential, simple strategies to protect your immune system holistically.
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 | 2:00 PM
Topic: Diabetes, Stress and Alcohol Use
Engage in a candid discussion about the effects of stress and alcohol to the body. Learn stress and anxiety tips, and recipes for healthier beverages, and alcohol-alternatives.
Wednesday | May 19, 2021 | 2:00 PM
Topic: Diabetes and Mental Health
People with diabetes are 2 to 3 times more likely to have depression than people without diabetes. Join us for a virtual mental health forum. Participate in a Q&A with a panel of mental health professionals.
Wednesday | June 2, 2021 | 2:00 PM
Topic: Diabetes Management and Prevention
Join us for a fun, educational game of Diabetes Trivia! Test your knowledge to better help improve and preserve your health and well-being.
Wednesday | June 16, 2021 | 2:00 PM
Topic: Men's Health and Self Care
Learn how diabetes affect men. Receive tips for men's grooming, and self-care.
Monday | June 21, 2021 | 1:00 PM
Topic: Summer Grilling Tips
Hello Summer! Celebrate summer solstice 2021 with tips for healthy backyard grilling.
Wednesday June 30, 2021 | 2:00 PM
Topic: Men's Health Forum
Engage in a candid discussion about family and implementing healthy living decisions.