Ruby A. Neeson Diabetes Awareness Foundation, Inc.
Celebrating Eight Years of Community Outreach and Advocacy 

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Diabetes Support Group: C.U.B.S (Coping. Understanding. Bonding. Supporting)
Helping to understand the emotional, practical and social aspects of diabetes...
    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 ​
· Encouragement
· Guest Speakers
· ....and more!

All are welcomed! 

Join us via Zoom. We will welcome you with warmth, smiles, well wishes and attentive listening ears. Register now on Eventbrite.

All virtual sessions are powered by the Zoom App! Registration for each session is available via Eventbrite. Register here now for meeting log-in information. 

Upcoming Virtual Support Group Meetings:

Date: 4/23 
Time: 2:00 PM- 2:40 PM

TopicSkin Care Is Also Self-Care

Your skincare routine can also be a self-care ritual! Diabetes can make your skin dry, and prone to cracking which can cause infections. Join us for our next virtual support group session. We will discuss the mental and health perks of a skin care routine, share ideas for an at-home regimen, and and tips on aging gracefully. There will also be giveaways! To join the fun, have your favorite cleanser and moisturizer handy!

*The first 10 registrants will receive complimentary skincare samples to use during the session. Interested? Please email your name, and mailing address to: mutima.anderson@fightdiabetesnow.org by Friday April 17, 2020 2:00 pm.  


Date: Thursday, April 30
Time: 2:00 PM- 2:40 PM

Topic: Self-care and Immune System Defense

Self-care is the best care. Learn the role of self care in diabetes management. We will share essential tips to help with good, healthy outcomes, and additional ways to protect your immune system holistically. 


Date: Thursday May 14
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Topic: Grocery Shopping Tips and Healthy Meal Planning During COVID-19

Healthy habits begin in the mind, then on to the grocery store. Join us as we help you move towards more nutritious food intake during COVID-19 and afterwards. We will share tips on creating an affordable, smart shopping list; and making wise, balanced choices while navigating market aisles. 


Date: Thursday May 28
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Topic: Summer Healthy Eating and Grilling Tips

We are excited to host a virtual chef-led cooking session to prepare you for summer grilling season. We will share healthy recipes for outdoor cookouts while practicing social distancing and more. 


Date: Thursday, June 11 
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Topic: Diabetes Prevention

Take Charge of Your Health: A Guide to T2 Diabetes Prevention! With early diagnosis and awareness, you can take steps to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes through evidence-based recommendations. Learn lifestyle change tips such as healthy eating and engaging in regular physical fitness. 


Date: Thursday June 25
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Topic: Diabetes and Stress

Stress can affect your health. Learn healthy tips to cope with stress and anxiety. 



Date: Thursday, July 9 
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Topic: Therapeutic and Health Benefits of Gardening and Growing Food for Essential Living

Reap the health benefits of gardening! There is growing evidence that gardening can supply substantial health benefits. Join this virtual session to gain understanding about community gardening and examining the effects of horticultural therapy on health.




Date: Thursday July 23
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
   
​Topic: Diabetes and Skin Care: Maintain Healthy Skin Naturally 

Having Diabetes can put you at greater risk for skin complications. A basic skincare routine can go far towards preventing future problems. Join us for skincare education, giveaway goodies, and more. Learn tips for maintaining healthy skin and discover natural skin care products.


Date: Thursday July 30
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

​Topic: Diabetes and Nutrition: Healthy Outcomes of Community Gardening

Increase your access to fresh vegetables! Learn health benefits of gardening; and basics of planting a garden and growing microgreens indoors. This virtual session is powered by Zoom. Register here for meeting log-in information.



Date: Wednesday August 5
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

​Topic: Smart Tips for Foot Care

Your feet are the foundation for wellness. Join us for our FREE foot health education forum. Learn tips on how to avoid foot complications, foot and ankle exercises, nutrition for foot health. This virtual session is powered by Zoom. Register here for meeting log-in information. Register here for meeting log-in information. 


Date: Wednesday August 19
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

​Topic: Family Health Ties

Is Diabetes Hereditary? Although, your DNA may influence your risk of developing diabetes, the answer consist of many different and connected parts; depending on the type of diabetes additional factors such lifestyle, and environment. Join us for our a discussion on family health history. Learn risk factors, genealogy research tips, and more.  


Date: Wednesday September 2
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

​Topic: Diabetes, Stress, and Alcohol 

Join us for a candid discussion about the effects of stress and alcohol to the body. Learn stress and anxiety tips, alcohol-alternatives recipes, and more. 


Date: Wednesday September 16
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

​Topic: Plant-Based Therapies

A plant-based lifestyle can be healthful in reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes, and its complications. Join us to learn about herbal therapies available for people affected by diabetes. 


Date: Wednesday September 30
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

​Topic: Ask the Pharmacy  

Pharmacists are a key source of education, medication, monitoring and motivational support for people with diabetes. Join us for an in-depth virtual forum with a pharmacist.

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