NIDC is a community outreach organization.
NIDC is a collaborative effort among physicians, nurses, diabetes educators, health care providers, people with diabetes, their families, friends, neighbours and the regional hospitals and clinics.
Our Mission is to educate the community in 15 counties of Illinois about diabetes, prevention of diabetes, the management of diabetes and chronic disease.
Moses E. Cheeks Slam Dunk for Diabetes Basketball Camp is a place where children and teens gain confidence in managing their diabetes. Campers learn to test themselves and give injections. They learn how food and exercise are linked with insulin, and how sports illness, and stress interact with diabetes. Participants learn that diabetes doesn’t have to prevent them from living active, satisfying lives. Click the link below to read more about the STEM camp.
Executive Committee Meeting is on a first Tuesdays of the month at 7:30 AM, If you are interested to join, please contact Nancy Todora via email email@example.com for more information.
Peppy Up is a program and book that focuses on ways to educate and motivate children to take care of their health. In an easy to follow curriculum, children are taught to make healthy choices that impact their health and future. Peppy Up follows characters in the book to show how healthy choices can make children be faster, stronger, and smarter.
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Our camp was held June 17, 18, and 19. We had 27 youth participate but 30 registered. This was the third year we have had the camp at Machesney Elementary School. The youth and parents had a great time learning the effect of exercise on our blood sugar. This year we had a majority on insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors. These tools have greatly helped in managing blood sugars. We are hoping that next year the policies for camp will allow the use of CGM glucose values for the records unless there are symptoms of low.
Parents also had a chance to interact not only on the bleachers but with a discussion on the CGMS and pump tools on daily life with Nancy Todora, RN, CDE; a quick lesson on healthy snacks by Jennifer Kalousek, dietitian; and oral hygiene by Sara Terrara, oral hygienist. The last day ended with a special treat with the presentation of the U.S Flag and what it means historically and today by the Vietnam Honor Society. Everyone was impressed and there were even a few tears!
*Slam Dunk for Diabetes Basketball Camps (www.slamdunkkids.org) are recognized by the ADA and has participated in several studies presented to the ADA, presented as posters, and published in AADE In Practice publication.