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Serving people living with diabetes in the Muscatine County area!

Serving people living with diabetes in the Muscatine County area!

Serving people living with diabetes in the Muscatine County area!Serving people living with diabetes in the Muscatine County area!Serving people living with diabetes in the Muscatine County area!

Learn to live well while managing your diabetes diagnosis.

Our Focus

30.3 million Americans manage their diabetes

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide diabetes education programs, outreach activities, support groups, and to strengthen our partnerships with other community health agencies in addition help fill the gap between patient and their provider. We serve individuals managing their Type 1, Type 2 and prediabetes diagnosis. 

Muscatine Diabetes Project Adult Support Group

SUPPORT. EMPOWER. ENCOURAGE.

Our goal is to SUPPORT individuals living with diabetes through our programs and outreach activities, EMPOWER individuals to live a healthy lifestyle, and ENCOURAGE individuals living with all types of diabetes.

 

 MANAGING ALL TYPES TOGETHER:

  • Adult Diabetes Support Group
  • A1c hemoglobin blood tests (free or reduced fee)
  • Diabetes Cooking Sessions with Hy-Vee Food Store Dietitian 
  • Diabetes Supply Locker
  • Iowa Healthiest State Annual Walk (1st Wednesday in Oct.)
  • Muscatine Diabetes Walk (1st Friday evening in May)
  • World Diabetes Day  (November 14) 
  • Walking Friends Group 


TYPE 1 & TYPE 2 YOUTH DIABETES FOCUSED:

  • Diabetes Management At School Training
  • Diabetes Emergency School Kits
  • ConnecT1D Families Support  via Facebook Group
  • Youth Diabetes Camp Scholarship


EMPOWERING HEALTHY BEHAVIORS IN YOUTH:

  • Diabetes Busters Program - 3rd Grade
  • Healthy Classroom Incentive Boxes
  • Hy-Vee Kids Fit Program
  • Live 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count!
  • Walking Buddy Program - Madison Elementary


TYPE 2 ADULT DIABETES FOCUSED:

  • 'Finding A Healthier You' Program partnership with the Muscatine Community YMCA, Hy-Vee Food Store & Trinity Muscatine Public Health 


PREDIABETES FOCUSED:

  • PreventT2 Diabetes Program (This program is designed to help participants make serious, evidence-based lifestyle changes, and is a part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the CDC)

2020 Muscatine Diabetes Walk

Muscatine Diabetes Walk

UPDATE: March 20, 2020


Due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Muscatine Diabetes Walk scheduled for Friday, May 1 will be postponed. 


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html is recommending that large group gatherings be postponed or canceled for the next eight (8) weeks. The safety and well-being of the Walk participants, vendors, staff, and volunteers is of highest importance to us.  

 

At this time, we do not have a reschedule date for the 2020 Muscatine Diabetes Walk.  We will continue to monitor and follow the recommendations of the CDC and the Iowa Department of Public Health.


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We are proud to recognize all individuals living with their diabetes diagnosis. 


DID YOU KNOW...that 2020 will be our 16th annual diabetes awareness Walk here in Muscatine County! Our early diabetes awareness partnership began when Kim Seligman and Dell Wagner collaborated to form the Watermelon Stampede Against Diabetes (2005-2008). With increasing diabetes awareness in the Quad Cities area growing, our relationship with JDRF Eastern Iowa Chapter formalized into Muscatine hosting 7 Walk to Cure Diabetes events from (2009-2015). Throughout 2005-2015 over $500K was raised for JDRF diabetes research that benefited many individuals living with diabetes. 


In 2016, the non-profit 501(c)(3) organization,  Muscatine Diabetes Project, was co-founded by Kim Seligman, who organized a volunteer advisory board to provide diabetes education programs, outreach activities, support groups, and to strengthen our partnerships with other community health agencies in the Muscatine County area. This will be the 5th Walk hosted by the Muscatine Diabetes Project, and the diabetes awareness advocacy journey that began through a tragedy continues to shine brightly in helping prevent diabetes and improve outcomes. All fundraising stays local unless otherwise stated.


Events

May 1

POSTPONED 2020 Muscatine Diabetes Walk

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Discovery Park | 3300 Cedar St.

Event Details

May 1

POSTPONED 2020 Muscatine Diabetes Walk

UPDATE: March 20, 2020


Due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Muscatine Diabetes Walk scheduled for Friday, May 1 will be ...

Event Details

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Discovery Park | 3300 Cedar St.

Outreach & Programs

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Diabetes Support Groups

Our goal is to support your diabetes journey and encourage a healthier you.  We work together to connect you with the services you need. The Together We Can adult diabetes support group meets the second Tuesday of the month 6:00-7:00 PM at the Hy-Vee Club Room (2400 Second Ave.) and the Let's ConnecT1D Families support group meets quarterly. 


Approximately 8,194 people in Muscatine County manage their diabetes diagnosis 24/7. 

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Finding A Healthier You

This 4-week course consists of:

  • General Overview of Health Risks and Components of a Healthy Lifestyle.
  • Exercise, Benefits of Physical Activity and How to Start.
  • Basic Nutrition and tips for your food plan.
  • Where do you go from here - options to continued lifestyle changes.


The Muscatine Community YMCA is partnering with UnityPoint Health-Trinity Muscatine, Hy-Vee Dietitian, and the Muscatine Diabetes Project to bring you this all-inclusive program. 



Diabetes Busters Program

Diabetes Busters Program

The Muscatine Diabetes Project identified a need for an educational diabetes awareness program for third-graders in the Muscatine Community School District in the 2017-18 school year, and implemented the Diabetes Busters Program. 


On November 5, 2018, the Iowa Public Health Association released the 2016-17 data from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that 1 in 6 youth, ages 10 to 17 are obese. 


Nationally, 15.8% of youth in this age range are obese. Iowa has the 10th highest obesity rate in youth ages 10 to 17 at 17.7%, and the 4th highest adult obesity rate in the nation at 36.4%.  In the Muscatine County Schools, there are Type 1 and Type 2  youth diabetes diagnoses. 


The Diabetes Busters Program was developed by professionals in the field of education, nursing, nutrition, physical education and fitness from the University of Iowa, the Iowa City School District and the American Diabetes Association. 

We appreciate your support!