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.
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:
TYPE 1 DIABETES FOCUSED:
TYPE 2 DIABETES FOCUSED:
We are proud to recognize all individuals living with their diabetes diagnosis.
DID YOU KNOW...that 2019 will be our 15th 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 volunteer non-profit 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 4th 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.
We encourage you to wear blue to bring awareness to diabetes. November 14 is also Frederick Banting's birthday, who along with Charles Best, discovered insulin in 1921.
Discovery Park | 3300 Cedar St.
We invite you to join us as we celebrate individuals living with diabetes and our 16th annual diabetes awareness walk.
Discovery Park | 3300 Cedar St.
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.
This 4-week course consists of:
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.
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.