Outreach Program

We are proud to present a FREE educational and informative series for all individuals dealing with type 1 and type 2 diabetes including parents, children, families, friends, teachers, medical professionals or anyone touched by this disease.

For All Ages

1) Nutrition 101 , Your Blueprint for food Health

Date: September 14th , 10am to 5:30pm
Venue: At the Greater Naples YMCA

Past Outreach Series Events

2) Diabetes Day Camp

Date: August 7th – 11th 8am to 5pm
Ages: 5 – 17
Venue: At the Greater Naples YMCA
Cost: $100 for YMCA members – $125.00 for Non Members – Scholarships are available
Summer Camp WYHOWAY (traditionally spelled Wyhome) – means “spirit” in the Seminole language
Campers will engage in hands-on science experiments related to weather, gravity and everything in between along with other activities

3) Introduce the FreeStyle LibrePro A clinician’s glucose assessment tool

Date: Tuesday – July 18 at 5:30pm
Venue: At the Greater Naples YMCA

Susan Harms, MPH, RD/LD CDE Diabetes Educator with Lee Health – Nutrition…Eating good with diabetes. Alfred Melchor with Abbott will introduce the FreeStyle LibrePro

Diabetes Awareness “Outreach Series”

4) Lifestyle Modification for Prevention, Management

Date: Thursday – June 22 at 5:30pm
Venue: At the Greater Naples YMCA

Lifestyle Modification for Prevention, Management and Reversal of Pre-and Type 2 Diabetes – Presented by Dr. Amy Chappell.

5) YMCA Fun Day For Diabetes Awareness On June 17

Date: Saturday – June 17 at 1 pm.
Venue: At the Greater Naples YMCA

Join North Collier Fire Dept. for some afternoon fun along with the Collier County Sheriff’s Dept. – “Tour our engines, wear a fire hat and learn to spray a fire hose!”

Bring a picture and become a part of our “No Limits Wall”!

“Healthy Shopping” – Costco – Meet the Pharmacist – Special Membership Offered!

  • Nutrition Series – Cooking Series – Recipe Night
  • Learn about the difference in insulins
  • Transitioning from H.S. to College
  • Fitness and Exercise classes
  • Ice Skating at Germain
  • Healthy Shopping at Costco
  • Diabetes Research Institute – Come hear about the BioHub from Tom Karlya

For more information please contact

Tami Balavage 239-821-5051
Susy Gurevich 305-519-6671
Ginger McKenzie 239-777-5893

Please RSVP to:

Tami [email protected]

Donate – Support – Sponsor – Volunteer for “your” series. Suggestions are welcomed… This series is for you!