Mobile Diabetes Education Center
Touro University California's MOBEC will provide the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) to our community starting January 2021
88 million American adult have PREDIABETES and 85% of them don’t know they have it. Fast Facts: Data and Statistics about Diabetes -American Diabetes Association Feb, 2020.With prediabetes, blood sugar is higher than normal but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as diabetes. People with prediabetes are at high risk for TYPE 2 DIABETES, heart disease, and stroke. But prediabetes can often be reversed.
The National DPP Lifestyle Changing Program is a FREE 1-year program proven to reduce your risk of getting diabetes.
For more info about the National Diabetes Prevention Program click Here
If you have any questions, please contact us at 707-638-5970 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register, visit: Here
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In recognition of November 2020 -National Diabetes Month, Touro University California and the DREAM Team/MOBEC had a series of activities and events:
1. Touro University California and MOBEC brought to the Solano County Community a new webinar series: ZOOM INTO WELLNESS with the goal of facilitating conversations regarding health and wellness with Solano County community members, and to raise awareness about chronic condition management and wellness. Stay tune, more to come in 2021!
More information and webinar recordings available at: http://tu.edu/mobec/zoomintowellness.html
2. "We believe that all people should have access to quality healthcare services--including access to things like a flu vaccination,” said Jay H. Shubrook D.O., professor and director of clinical research and diabetes services at Touro University California. “We know that when residents have access to critical, preventative healthcare services, the overall health of a community is improved."
Solano County, Sutter Health, Touro University California and Walgreens are proud to team up and offer vaccinations to the local community -Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinics. For information about December locations, please visit: tu.edu/flu
MOBEC trailer and staff will be at some of these locations providing diabetes information and resources!
During this STAY AT HOME time, MOBEC and Touro University California want to bring to our communities a series of Healthy Easy Cooking Demonstrations:
Cooking Lite with Chef Ray Nottie
Welcome to our Cooking Series: Lessons by Touro's own Executive Chef Raymond Nottie.
All videos and recipe below:
About the Mobile Diabetes Education Center
The Touro Mobile Diabetes Education Center (MOBEC), is a state-of-the-art mobile trailer operated by Touro University California Diabetes Research and Management (DREAM) team with the help of student volunteers to bring FREE diabetes screening and education to the people of Solano County. Through the use of this mobile education center, we aim to break the barrier between healthcare providers and community members in the prevention of diabetes. We provide not only diabetes screening for members of the community who may not otherwise have adequate access to healthcare but also education to the public about their risk factors, thus aiming to prevent diabetes and prediabetes in their lives.
- To raise awareness about diabetes and prediabetes
- To empower effective self-management of diabetes and its related conditions
Establishing a culture in promoting self-management and lifestyle modifications to achieve optimal health among those who are at risk for and affected by diabetes
What does MOBEC provide to the community?
Touro University California staff and current health professional students volunteering with the MOBEC interact one-on-one with each community member who visits the education center, assessing the visitor's risk factors for diabetes, providing diabetes screening—both blood glucose screenings and A1C screenings for high risk patients—and individualized education to prevent diabetes and prediabetes. Blood pressure screening and check ups are also provided. Education methods include one-on-one counseling regarding lifestyle modifications, nutrition, medication education, and exercise education.
If space permits, "Dia-BEAT-it!"—a low-impact exercise program—is led hourly by student volunteers to provide community members with ways to get active at home without the need for a gym membership or any formal exercise equipment.
Community members of all ages are encouraged to visit the MOBEC and take advantage of this free screening service available to all residents of Solano County. If children under the age of 18 wish to be screened, they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
In addition to these services, participants have the opportunity to enroll in FREE classes available throughout Solano County: The National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), developed and approved by the CDC, it is a year-long program focused on helping participants reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes; The Diabetes Education and Empowerment Program (DEEP), a 6-week program focused on teaching participants what diabetes is and how to effectively manage it. Click the link below to leave your information, and we will contact you as soon as a class becomes available in your area!
Where can you find MOBEC?
NOTE: MOBEC has been taking a break from visiting communities per Touro University California’s recommendation as COVID-19 continue to progress in our communities. We recognize that many of our visitors are people or family members of those who have chronic medical conditions – putting them at higher risk to suffer from effects of this virus. MOBEC aims to take aggressive precautious measures to prevent possible spreading of the virus among the most vulnerable populations. We ask for your understanding for our lack of presence in the community at this time. If you would like to contact us with any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email us at email@example.com or call 707-638-5970. We will keep you posted on when we will be back in the communities again! In the meantime, we are staying active on social media. Stay in touch!
YouTube Playlist: TUC Mobile Diabetes Education
Take care and we hope to see you in person soon.
Meet Our Team
For more information, please contact Anne Lee, Diabetes Program Coordinator at 707-638-5970 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The MOBEC is fully funded from generous gifts and grants from community sponsors.
Our 2019-2020 sponsors include:
Sutter Health Foundation, Solano County Public Health, California Department of Public Health, Kaiser Community Giving, and Janssen Community Impact
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