Ruby A. Neeson Diabetes Awareness Foundation, Inc.
Celebrating Six Years of Community Outreach and Advocacy 

C.U.B.S (Coping. Understanding. Bonding. Supporting) 

Veterans Diabetes Support Group

Our Veterans Diabetes Support Group is a community partnership offering a tailored support plan available to Veterans, their families/loved ones, and anyone who wishes to increase their knowledge of diabetes health and wellness. All are welcome

In addition to group sessions CUBS Diabetes Support Group for Veterans is conveniently accessible through telephone-based assistance.

Our Call To Action: Veteran are the driving factors of the diabetes epidemic. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs- Veterans Health Administration close to 25 percentage of Veterans Affairs patients have diabetes, or are at risk of developing diabetes. 

Special Interest: Agent Orange and U.S. Veterans Affected By Type 2 Diabetes  
Diabetes is common among Veterans. Type 2 is one of the diseases Veterans Affairs presumes is associated with exposure to Agent Orange, a chemical compound. Agent Orange was a tactical herbicide used by the U.S. military from 1962 to 1975, named for the orange band around the storage barrel. The military sprayed millions of gallons of Agent Orange and other tactical herbicides on trees and vegetation during the Vietnam War. Veterans who may have been exposed to Agent Orange include Veterans who were in Vietnam, the Korean Demilitarized Zone, on Thai Air Force bases, and who flew on or worked on C-123 Aircraft. 
Military personnel who were involved in storage, mixture and transportation (including aircraft mechanics), and actual use of the chemicals were probably among those who received the heaviest exposures. Several decades later, concerns about the health effects from these chemicals, including dioxin, a byproduct of Agent Orange production, continue. 

Summary: CUBS Veterans Diabetes Support Group is an education and fellowship program with 90 minutes to  two-hour interactive learning sessions once a month.The support group features a lead outreach facilitator who will work with the group to prepare monthly action plans and assignments. The Action Plan is a non- legally binding commitment that requires participants to make a moral agreement to complete tasks related to diabetes wellness. The document is completed at the end of each session. RANDAF will emphasize to each participant that they can reach self-care goals. RANDAF CUBS Diabetes Support Group for Veterans can reduce risks of mental illness and other life-threatening complications by offering supportable services for those affected by diabetes, so they can live healthier and longer lives. 

The group meets monthly, on the fourth Tuesday from 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM.
Meeting Location: Oasis at Scholars Landing, located at 134 John Hope Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30314

Interested in joining? We asked that you please complete the attached assessment to demonstrate knowledge of basic comprehension of diabetes self-management which is critical to the learning process. The questions will determine and address the needs and the gaps between current conditions, lifestyle, and social environment. For questions with reference to the assessment, please email info@fightdiabetesnow.org. 

June Group Meeting: Passport to Wellness

​July Group Meeting: Nutrition Unscrambled

August Group Meeting: Diabetes Musical Chairs

September Group Meeting: Passport to Wellness  

October Group Meeting: Soul Food Makeover 

November Group Meeting: Help Your Heart: Control Your High Blood Pressure
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