the torch Winter 2016, Issue 4 - Page 15

DHWI Healthy Harvest Fun Walk/5K Run & Diabetes Expo self-management and wellness a health care team, including a outreach projects. and diabetes education specialists, programs, education initiatives and Founded in 2010, DHWI is a collaboration between Baylor Scott & The seventh annual Diabetes White Health and the City of Dallas, (DHWI) Healthy Harvest Fun care and disease prevention services brought together supporters to raise in surrounding ZIP codes are three the newly renamed Baylor Scott & compared to those living in other Juanita J. Craft Recreation Center. Prior to DHWI’s opening, the area Health and Wellness Institute to provide access to quality health Walk/5K Run & Diabetes Expo to this high-risk community. Residents awareness and generate funding for times more likely to die from diabetes White Health and Wellness Center at areas of Dallas. The eventreceived support from lacked services that are essential to presenting sponsor, Vizient, and doctors’ offices or hospitals, healthy The Fun Walk raised more than exercise programs and affordable physician, nurses, care coordinators the results speak for themselves. Since opening, more than 6,000 community members have par ticipated directly in DHWI programs, and as of September 30, 2016, 40 percent of the Institute’s members who have diabetes have achieved optimal blood sugar levels, and 75 percent have reached optimal blood pressure control. For more information about many generous sponsors, including living healthy, such as access to DHWI, contact Amy Monday at founding sponsor, OTSL Charities. food options and grocery stores, [email protected] $140,000 for the Institute’s diabetes transportation. By providing access to 214.820.4771 or 2016 Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute Healthy Harvest Fun Walk/5K Run starting line 15