Summer 2009

Well, this summer I returned home to North Carolina and immediately began searching for some sort of volunteer opportunity with diabetes… I found two.

  1. Energize! program with a local hospital (WakeMed in Raleigh, NC)

This program works with children that have or are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. I promotes physical activity. We played games and ran around for 1 hour 3 days a week. It was fun, we had our graduation about two days ago! We saw improvements in the children’s ability to walk/run for 12 minutes, the amount of crunches completed in a minute and the sit and reach test. Great job little bits! lol

  1. I am an intern with the NC Division of Public Health- Diabetes Prevention and Control Branch.

My major task for the summer is to translate the Diabetes Self-Management Curriculum into Spanish. Oh boy that is fun! lol…

I call this position… my Spanish degree at it’s best position lol Where a Spanish degree and Public Health meet.

I’m futher learning more about diabetes and it’s control/management. It’s fun. Except I like to interact with people… I am a people person and I’m stuck in an office with no windows 3 days a week for 6 hours… so it can get a little crazy sometimes… whew.


Hi Chelsea, that is so great that you are doing so much for the diabetes community during the summer! Let us know how does it turns at the end! Thank you so much!

Thats really awesome of you! :slight_smile:
I’m going to NC in a few days, to the outer banks with my family.
And translating everything into spanish, i wish i could do that! lol :slight_smile: