November 2020 National Diabetes Awareness

November marks National Diabetes Awareness Month in which communities all around the country bring attention to diabetes. With the holidays coming up, it is important to continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle, especially for those living with diabetes. HealthStreet is committed to ensuring we bring you the latest resources regarding healthy eating habits and physical activities. The National Institute of Diabetes and Kidney and Digestive Health website shares some helpful tips for taking care of youth who have diabetes.


Mark Your Calendar:

Veterans Day (November 11)

World Diabetes Day (November 14)

OCOH COVID-19 Update Town Hall (November 18)

Thanksgiving (November 26)



HealthStreet data shows the rate of diabetes increases with age.


"Healthy Aging" course is provided by Elder Options.

They can HELP YOU take CONTROL of your Diabetes! 

To participate you must:

Have internet access and be able to use ZOOM on a smartphone, tablet, or home computer with a webcam.
Topics Include:

+What is Diabetes and What You Need to Know

+What Can I Eat...Can I still eat my favorite foods?

+Move it- Get your Cha Cha on!

Program taught by: Laura Gamba, Certified DEEP™ Senior Trainer
Dates: Nov. 2nd to Dec. 21st

Mondays at 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

To Register email healthyaging@agingresources.org  or Contact Wendy Bonilla

Click here For other "Healthy Aging" Classes and Schedule

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Flu Shot Reminder

Cold weather means flu season is upon us so it is important to get your flu shot. Investigators at UF studied the flu shot as an added layer of protection from COVID-19. Click here for more information.

Click here to watch a recent interview with Dr. Arch Mainus, the study’s senior author and professor in the department of health services research, management and policy at the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions.


Porters Quarters Community Connection

will be providing FREE 

blood pressure screening and testing, diabetes resources, COVID-19 tests, and flu shots

on the lawn of

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church


Interested in participating in research?

 UF researchers conduct many different kinds of research studies, including clinical trials. Some studies focus on enrolling volunteers with certain health conditions, but others need healthy volunteers to enroll.

HealthStreet is currently navigating people to many of these studies, some of which can be completed in minutes. 

Here are a few studies that you can participate in now:

+The Laboratory and Field Validation of a Wrist-worn Alcohol Monitor Study is testing a new monitor to see how accurate and reliable it is. Eligible participants must be 21-64 years old, HIV+, and within the past 30 days have had more than 3 drinks like beer, wine, or liquor in a single day.

+The Brain and Spinal Cord Interaction in the Sensory and Motor Systems Study is examining the spinal cord in people who have had a stroke versus healthy people of younger and older ages. Eligible participants must be 18+ years old, experienced at least 1 unilateral stroke, and willing to participate in an MRI. 

 If you are interested in hearing about these or other studies, contact our Study Navigator, Sara, at 352-294-4873.

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In spite of COVID-19, HealthStreet continues to serve you with our dedicated Community Health Workers (CHWs). This week our team will be at the following locations:

+St. Francis Pet Clinic

+Grace Marketplace

+Squirrel Ridge Park

+Headquarters Library

+Heartwood Farmers Market

+Porters Quarters

Every week, CHWs are at locations around the city to give FREE health resources, like Deterraand NARCAN® Nasal Spray, help you know which research studies you may be eligible for and sign you up to be a HealthStreet member.


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