Monthly Updates and Newsletters
Happy April and officially springtime in Michigan! Here are some items that may be of interest.
DPAC Meeting – May 2
Register now for the DPAC Spring Meeting! We will once again be at the MSU Kellogg Center on Thursday, May 2nd from 10:00am to 4:00pm, networking starting at 9:30am.
Registration Deadline: Monday, April 22nd
Dr. Belinda Nelson, Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes
Cassie Bunker, JDRF Mentor and individual with type 1 diabetes. Ms. Bunker will present her personal experience regarding the transitions of diabetes management from adolescence to adulthood.
Dawn Crane and Karen McCloskey, Diabetes PATH
In addition, we will have a special tribute recognizing Micki Juip, who recently stepped down as DPAC Co-Chair.
You will not want to miss this meeting! Meeting support funded in part by Lilly USA.
DPAC Board Changes
Laura Anderson, DPAC member from MSU Extension, has recently joined the DPAC Board.
DPAC Workgroup Chair Changes
Pat Huhn recently retired from MESSA. Looking at her priorities, she also stepped down as the DPAC Prevention Workgroup Co-Chair. With encouragement from the DPAC Board for her expertise and long term involvement, Pat will remain on the board as a general member. Bill Young, DPAC Prevention Chair, will take Pat's place representing the workgroup. Welcome Laura and Bill!
2013 Diabetes Fact Sheet
This revised fact sheet has Michigan diabetes prevalence, complication data, and benefits of diabetes self-management education. It is estimated 10% of Michigan adults have been diagnosed with diabetes.
To learn more please see the Diabetes Fact Sheet
32nd Valley Diabetes Symposium:
April 25th at the H Hotel Conference Center in Midland. Registration deadline is April 15th.
For information please call MidMichigan Health at (800) 999-3199 or (989) 837-9090.
West Michigan Glycemic Collaborative "Glycemic Control through Community Collaboration":
April 27th at JW Marriot in Grand Rapids.
For program information please contact Larry Custer, 616.252.7179, Larry.Custer@metrogr.org
JDRF Annual Diabetes Today and Tomorrow Conference "Diabetes in the Age of Technology":
May 18th at Wayne County Community College District-Western Campus in Belleville. Registration form
For more information please contact DPAC member Denise Pentescu at
County Health Ranking
The ADA recently released new research estimating the total costs of diagnosed diabetes have risen to $245 Billion in 2012. The last cost figure available was $174 Billion in 2007, a 41% increase in a five year period.
The study was led by long term DPAC friend Dr. Bill Herman.
ADA Press Release