Ongoing Support

Wallet Cards

by Kenzie on January 10, 2015

When you take your wallet card with you to each dance you will show it to registration, have the educator write your results, and then you can share it with your healthcare provider.

In case you lost your wallet card, you can print one here:


We Really Need Your Help

by Kenzie on December 7, 2014

Funding is almost out so please help us keep going for 2015!

Pretty Please?

Click Here to Donate

Or send your tax-deductible check to Dance Out Diabetes at PO Box 14002 San Francisco, CA 94114.

We appreciate your generosity!


Dr. Sheri Colberg-Ochs is a former Dance Out Diabetes Board of Director, an expert in living with diabetes and an expert in exercising safely and effectively while living with diabetes. Check out the new Diabetes Motion website she just launched. It even has a section on how to change insulin doses based on exercise as well as the DOD Warm-up Video! Congrats, Sheri!


The Plate Method & Food Guide for Meal Planning

by Kenzie on February 25, 2014

Here are two tools to aid in healthy meal planning:

The Plate Method offers a simple visual display of how to arrange your plate to get the proper amounts and types of foods.

The Food Guide for Meal Planning explains types of nutrients, what they are used for, and what types of foods they are found in.


Screening and Standards of Care Summary

by Kenzie on February 25, 2014

The Dance Out Diabetes Screening and Standards of Care Summary explains diabetes and prediabetes, risk factors and the importance of screenings. A health maintenance chart helps explain types of screenings, how often to get screened, and healthy goals.

Click here to view the 2014 Screening and Standards of Care Summary!


Dance Out Diabetes 2014 Press Release

by Kenzie on January 22, 2014

Learn about what Dance Out Diabetes has in store for 2014 by reading the new press release!

Being sent out to all different kinds of media including newspapers, business journals, blogs, bulletins, broadcast media and more, hundreds of thousands of viewers have the opportunity to see what Dance Out Diabetes is all about! We have reached viewers not only across the U.S. but also across the globe. We’ll have the whole world dancing in no time!




The Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association is working with Dance Out Diabetes to provide gift cards, called “Carrot Cash”, to be used at your local Farmers’ Market. DOD was a recipient of a Dreamfields’ 50 States/50 Plates Health Initiative grant, which will help provide the necessary funds for the Carrot Cash.

You can earn up to $20 in Carrot Cash by participating in the monthly Dance Out Diabetes dance and health screening events.

For info on a farmers’ market near you, call 925-825-9090 or 800-949-FARM or visit

CLICK HERE to see a listing of participating Farmers’ Market locations.


24 Meters Failed to Meet Accuracy Standards

by Kenzie on August 8, 2013

The recent failure of a large number of blood glucose meters to consistently meet accuracy standards has created growing concern as inaccurate results could pose risk for hypoglycemia for insulin-using patients. This prompted a new global accuracy standard from the International Organization for Standardization (or ISO 15197:2013). Three recent peer-reviewed studies reveal that not all meters are consistently meeting this global accuracy standard.

Dance Out Diabetes sponsor, Roche, has been going the extra mile to adhere to the new global accuracy standards; every ACCU-CHEK meter passed every study, every time. More than half of the other brand meters tested in the recent studies FAILED. For more information about the standards and the 24 blood glucose meters that failed in the 3 recent accuracy studies, visit

Footnote on the details:

Three studies evaluated meters using the global standard of ≥95% of individual glucose results shall fall within ±15 mg/dL of the results of the manufacturer’s reference method at glucose concentrations < 100 mg/dL and within ±15% at ≥100 mg/dL.  Studies included:  Freckman G, et al.  J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2012; 6(5); 1060-1075.; Baumstark A, et al J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2012; 6(5): 1076-1086.; Brazg RL, et al. J Diabetes Sci Techol. 2013;7(1):  144-152.  Studies funded by grants from Roche Diagnostics.


Free Diabetes Education Class

by Kenzie on June 14, 2013

Learn about medication, nutrition, exercise and testing goals at the Walgreens at Cesar Chavez and Mission. This class is offered on June 28th from 3 p.m.-5 p.m.

Click Here for more information and to download & share the flyer.

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Diabetes Initiative:

As part of’s win at Sanofi US’s 2011 Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge, people with type 2 diabetes have the chance to use their smartphone app to collect data and partner with their loved ones — for free.

How does it work? After you download their app, you answer a few questions every few days. For the first month or two, they will focus on collecting data and learning how your condition affects your behavior.  Once they have your behavior baseline, you’ll be able to choose a loved one to be notified when things don’t seem to be going right.

What’s in it for YOU:

  • Personal insights into your health patterns
  • Improved connection to your care team
  • Satisfaction that you’re contributing to science to benefit the diabetes community

Those interested can learn more about and/or sign up to get started!

A representative from will be at the 2/9/2013 Dance Out Diabetes Soul Line Dance event to discuss in greater detail and answer any questions.