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Outreach News

The Winter Outreach newsletter can be viewed here

Education and Outreach Events

Free or low cost events for people with T1D and their friends and families. These are great opportunities to make new friends, catch up with old friends, enjoy T1D friendly events, and learn about the latest T1D research and technology.

T1D Expo

The Southwest Ohio Chapter of JDRF is proud to host an annual T1D Expo. The T1D Expo is a vendor fair and educational event hosted by JDRF and UC Health with support from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center. The Expo provides a vendor fair full of events, informative sessions and support groups from across the tri-state for those affected or connected. This open-house is a FREE event.

JDRF 3rd Annual T1D Expo: A Day of Health and Hope Details
Sunday, March 23, 2014 from 1:00-5:00 PM
UC Health Drake Center - 151 West Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH

RSVP here

Diabetes Vendor Fair
1:00-4:00 PM

An open house style event open to all affected by type 1 diabetes, featuring vendors and support groups from across the tri-state.

2014 Diabetes Vendors
Children With Diabetes
CCMHC - Diabetes Clinic
Diabetes Dayton
Eli Lilly (Humalog)
Insulet Corp (Omnipod)
J&J (Animas-Ping)
J&J Lifescan (One Touch)
Joslin Diabetes Foundation
JDRF Mentor Table
JDRF Walk/Ride Booth
Medtronic: (pump & cgm)
Novo Nordisk (Novolog, Levemir)
Roche (Accu-chek pump)
Sanofi Aventis (Lantis, Apidra)
Taking on Type 1
Type 1 Teens
T1D Families for Families
UC Health

Panel Discussions and Research
1:30-5:00 PM

The event will feature breakout sessions for all affected by type 1 diabetes, including patients, parents, friends and caregivers. Discuss with experts and patients themselves about burnout, how to handle the highs and lows of sports and physical activity, what you may not know about the pump, as well as important topics for anyone caring for a T1D of any age. Also hear about the newest advances in diabetes research. 

1 Breakout Session: “Type 1 in the Professional Setting”
2 Breakout Session:  “JDRF Research Scientists present what is happening now” - James Wells, PhD, Carmella Evans-Molina, MD, PhD, and David W. Powell, PhD
3 Breakout Session:  “Type 1 in the school setting: Everything you need to know about testing, 504 plans and general information” - Dora Daniels, Middle School Teacher, Nicole Sheanon, MD, CCHMC
Research Update:    Mark Kacher, JDRF Research Information Volunteer, Logan Stone, PhD
4 Breakout Session:  “Preventing the Complications of Type 1” - Mike Heile, MD, Dr. Jessica Kitchler
5 Breakout Session:  “Managing T1D during common illnesses/sick days” - Ann Malinowski, CNP, MSN, RN, Nicole Sheanon, MD CCHMC
6 Breakout Session:  “Women’s Health and T1D: hormones, pregnancy and menopause” - Nancy Lintner NP, UC Prenatal Health, Cathy Geering , NP, UC Health

2014 Panelist Bios and Picture

James Wells is a professor of Pediatrics at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center where he holds an Endowed Chair in Regenerative Medicine and Perinatal Endocrinology. He is in the Division of Developmental Biology and where he directs the human pluripotent stem cell facility. He is also the Director for Basic Research in the Division of Endocrinology. He received his BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Maine and his Ph.D. degree in Genetics from the State University of NY at Stony Brook. He performed his postdoctoral research at Harvard University in the lab of Doug Melton. He became an Assistant professor at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in the Division of Developmental Biology in 2002 and was promoted to associate professor in 2008. Dr. Wells’ basic research is focused on identifying the molecular mechanisms involved in the embryonic development of endocrine cells including pancreatic beta cells. These projects are the basis for his translational research program, which aims to improve child health in several ways: 1. To direct the differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells into therapeutic cells for diabetes research and cell-replacement therapies, such as pancreatic beta cells and intestinal endocrine cells. 2. To identify molecular pathways that can be used to improve beta cell function and promote regeneration.

Carmella Evans-Molina, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor
Departments of Medicine, Cellular and Integrative Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research, Indiana University School of Medicine

David Powell earned a Ph.D. in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Louisville (U of L) School of Medicine in 2002.  His studies focused on events regulating innate immune responses.  As a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Vanderbilt Medical Center (2002-2005) he trained in the use of state-of-the-art molecular biology and proteomic techniques.  He joined the faculty in the Department of Medicine at U of L in 2005 where his research has been focused on using these approaches to define genetic risks, diagnostic markers, and molecular mechanisms that contribute to immune-mediated and diabetic kidney disease. 

Dora Daniels
My name is Dora Daniels and my daughter Hannah, age 9, was diagnosed on July 26, 2011 with Type 1 Diabetes. I am married to Paul Daniels and have two children, Hannah (9) and JR (7). I am a 6th grade Math teacher at Amelia Middle School in West Clermont School District. I become involved with JDRF when my daughter was first diagnosed. We walk in the Kings Island Walk to Cure Diabetes. We attend the Cincinnati Gala. We also attend several events throughout the year that JDRF hosts. Over the past few years, I have become more involved with JDRF and have now become the new Mentor Chair. My goal is to help raise awareness about Juvenile Diabetes and hope someday through all the research there will be a cure for all children with Type 1. Hope for a Cure!

Nicole Sheanon, MD, CCHMC is a native Cincinnatian. She attended college and medical school at UC. She received her pediatric training at the University of Massachusetts and is now a fellow in pediatric endocrinology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Nicole has had type 1 diabetes for over 20 years.

Mark Kacher retired from P&G after 31 years. He was an associate director in Beauty Care R&D, where he led the effort to develop intellectual property and competitive strategies. Mark is originally from Philadelphia, receiving a BS in Chemistry from Drexel University and a PhD in Organic Chemistry from UCLA. He is a Type 1 diabetic, first diagnosed in 1974, and lives with his partner in Deerfield Township.

Dr.Logan Stone graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1967 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. He began his career as a laboratory technician at Procter & Gamble. In 1973, the Company placed him on a sabbatical where he received a Ph.D. in Toxicology from the University of Cincinnati in 1978.

Dr. Mike Heile Dr. Mike Heile, is a board certified Family Practice physician who has been practicing medicine for over 15 years now currently with The Family Medical Group (now a tri-health physician partner) in Cincinnati Ohio. He has experience with intensive control of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes especially with the use of insulin, and has lectured on these topics extensively. He wrote the forward for a book titled 28 Days To Diabetes Control by Lance Porter, Editor of Diabetes Positive Magazine, 1999 and is Co-Author for an article titled Integrating advances in insulin into clinical practice: Effective utilization of insulin in patient management published in The Journal of Family Practice in 2013.  He currently is primary investigator for study looking at peer mentoring for type 1 diabetics on insulin pumps with sub-adequate control.  He has served as a consultant and advisor for multiple companies such as Deltec (cozmo insulin pump), novo-nordisk (who make novolog and levemir insulins), and Janssen pharmaceuticals. He is type 1 diabetic himself for 25 years now and prides himself in intensively controlling his diabetes.  He has run six marathons and is considered to be an exercise enthusiast. His passion is to help patients and diabetics to live with great diabetic control the quality life that he feels so blessed to live.

Dr. Jessica C. Kichler, PhD, is a pediatric psychologist, who specializes in working with chronically medically ill children and their families. She is also a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). She provides individual, family, and group therapy for all ages of children and their families. In addition, she engages in research, education, and training in the areas of adjustment and coping, adherence, and the psychosocial outcomes of chronic illness in children and families.

Ann Malinowski has been a nurse practitioner in the Diabetes Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for ten years. She has a dual role as an outpatient diabetes provider and a community liaison, promoting optimal care in the school and day care settings. She has over 30 years of critical care and chronic care nursing experience. Ann has a BSN degree from the University of Kentucky, a MSN degree from the University of Cincinnati, and is certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board as a nurse practitioner.

Nancy Lintner is a board certified Clinical Nurse Specialist working as a Clinical Program Coordinator for the University of Cincinnati Physicians’ Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine.  Responsibilities include program and staff development to improve their understanding how to manage pregnant women with diabetes. Nancy received an Associate of Science in nursing from the University of Louisville, a Bachelor of Science and Master’s of Science in Nursing from Wright State University. 

Catherine Geering, a board-certified women’s health nurse practitioner, provides comprehensive care for women throughout their lives. Prior to joining UC Health in 2012, she spent more than 30 years as a registered nurse, serving women’s health needs in the areas of reproductive medicine and labor and delivery.Her current practice focuses on general gynecology, female sexual concerns and the menopause transition. Her services include: health and wellness counseling; adolescent gynecology; well-woman exams; breast cancer screening and evaluation; Pap and HPV screening; family planning and contraceptive care; STD screening, treatment and follow-up; care to optimize preconception health; pregnancy testing; evaluation and treatment of menstruation problems; evaluation and treatment of genitourinary tract infections; menopause health promotion and management; and evaluation of sexual concerns. Geering earned her master’s degree in nursing as a women’s health nurse practitioner from the University of Cincinnati. She is a member of the North American Menopause Society, the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health, the Ohio Area Society of Infertility Specialists, and the Association of Women’s Health—Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses. She received certification as a menopause practitioner from the North American Menopause Society in October 2012.

**Childcare will not be available

National Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and is celebrated to raise awareness of all forms of diabetes, its signs and symptoms and to gain support for critical research toward preventing, better treating and curing forms of the disease —including both type 1 diabetes (T1D) and type 2 diabetes.
November 1st kicks off the month with T1D Day and November 14th is World Diabetes Day.

2013 National Diabetes Awareness Month Events
November 1 (T1D Day)
YLC Benefit Concert Details here

November 5 - 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Type 1 Teens at Star Lanes Bowling $5 per person
RSVP to Hadley George

Join the Southwest Ohio JDRF Chapter from 4:00-6:00 PM at:
Dewey’s Pizza Dine-In at Newport at the Levee. RSVP here
Dewey’s Pizza Dine-In at Dayton Brown Street. RSVP here

All month long you can submit your design for the JDRF BOWTIE FOR A CAUSE
Bowtie Worksheet can be found here Bowtie_Design_Worksheet.pdf

National Diabetes Awareness Month Ways to Give Back
Dewey’s Pizza Campaign - Sales of Dr. Dre Pizza at all Southwest Ohio locations benefit JDRF
Build a Bear Giving Campaign - Donate $1 or more at the checkout in all stores or online at www.buildabear.com

Moe’s Southwest Grill Campaign
Party City Giving Campaign

Sales of the Junebug’s JDRF Cupcakes in Dayton, OH will benefit JDRF.

Holiday Hoopla

Join JDRF for some FREE icy holiday type 1 diabetes friendly fun! Including free skate rental, games and prizes, crafts for all ages, a type 1 Santa and diabetes vendors!
When: December 14th from 1:00-3:00 PM
Where:  South Metro Ice – 10561 Success Lane – Centerville, OH 45458
RSVP: https://daytonholidayhoopla.eventbrite.com


Each Halloween season the Southwest Ohio Chapter of JDRF hosts the annual Boofest celebration. Boofest is a FREE diabetes friendly event and is a great time for the whole family. This year Boofest was held on Sunday, October 6th at the SPCA of Cincinnati. In the past, JDRF welcomed over 200 guests to play spooky games, and enjoy face painting.
Please click here for photos of the event.

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The Southwest Ohio Chapter of JDRF always need additional mentors to help serve the newly diagnosed and transitional T1D Community, if you are interested in becoming a mentor, please fill out this form.

Bag of Hope

To receive your bag of hope, fill out this form and email it to swohiooutreach@jdrf.org. Be sure to mark if you are a child or adult with type one diabetes.

Until research is successful in finding a cure for type 1 diabetes, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is committed to providing support and resources for those living with this disease. It is for this very reason that JDRF created the Bag of Hope, an educational outreach resource for children or adults. The Bag of Hope contains educational and inspirational materials as well as Rufus for children, the bear with diabetes and is offered free to newly diagnosed by JDRF and our Program sponsor, Eli Lilly.

Support Groups

Cincinnati Area Support Group for Kids & Their Families Coping with T1D
Groups are not lead by JDRF but by our dedicated volunteers.
When:  Meets the 3rd Wednesdays of the month starting, June 19, 2013 at 6:30 PM
Where:  St. Jude School (Parish Center - Meeting Room 3) 5924 Bridgetown Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45248

This group’s goal is simply to bring families to exchange information, share experiences and have fun. For more information, contact Marianne Dressman or 513-313-2155 or visit them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/T1DFamiliesforFamilies

Eastside Diabetes Support Group for parents of Type 1 kids

For more information, please contact Tracy Huebner or at 513-231-8288

Northern Kentucky Diabetes Community at the Kids & Families Living with Diabetes Support Group
The Support Group hosts both fun and educational activities. Meetings are held monthly in northern Kentucky. For more information, click here

For dates and details about these events, please check our events calendar.

Type One Teens
This group goal is to bring teens together that have type 1 diabetes. Please reach out to Hadley George to be involved.

Emergency Preparedness for Diabetes

Dealing with Type 1 Diabetes in Times of Crisis

To support families in the wake of hurricanes, earthquakes, terrorist attacks, or any event involving emergency conditions, JDRF has created helpful emergency preparedness information.

Type 1 Diabetes Emergency Checklists are useful in informing individuals who are not familiar with the clinical aspects of type 1 diabetes (T1D) of what to do in case they are faced with a diabetes emergency.

Finally, the September 2005 issue of the JDRF Life With Diabetes e-newsletter provides critical information on such topics as caring for your child with type 1 diabetes in times of crisis, an emergency “survival guide,” and tips for dealing with new schools.

As always, JDRF’s 100 chapters offer you extensive local information about diabetes care and support services, and activities within the chapter and in the community.

MyCareConnect – Stayin in the Loop

Halloween Tips – from Joslin

Back to School with Type 1 Diabetes


Donations Needed!

Volunteers Needed!