Indiana University Working Moms (IUWM)

Are you at risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

Answering yes to 2 or more may indicate that you are at risk:

  • Are you 45 years of age or older?
  • Are you overweight? (body mass index > 25)
  • Do you have a parent or sibling who has diabetes?
  • Are you of African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian,
  • Asian American or Pacific Islander descent?
  • Have you given birth to a baby weighing over 9 pounds or have you been diagnosed with gestational diabetes?
  • Are you physically active less than 3 times per week?

The Diabetes Prevention Program is a FREE 16-week lifestyle change program designed to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes for IU faculty and staff. This program is offered by Campus Recreational Sports with support from Healthy IU.

For more information contact Susan Woods with Campus Recreational Sports, 812-855-1345 or

Are you aware of the Get Healthy Programs available to full-time Academic and Staff employees and spouses who are enrolled in an IU-sponsored medical plan?

The Quit for Life Program offers and integrated mix of support tools to help stop using tobacco products.  Also IU employee medical plans cover 100% of the cost of tobacco cessation prescription and over-the-counter replacement products.

The Mind & Body Program helps participants reduce weight and waist size permanently, and address other risk factors that lead to diabetes, heart disease, and premature death.

See for more information about these programs.

A fun class for kids aged 3-7 at Vibe Yoga.  It combines yoga, story, and a little art/craft at the end.  The next class is Saturday, September 8, at 9:30-10:30 am.  Check out their website for more details:

Amy Headdy of Anywhere Fitness offers this great wellness tip: If you have a sit down job, make sure to get up and move around throughout the day. For example: walk to your co-worker instead of sending her a text or calling her, if you talk on the phone to clients walk around your desk while talking, instead of eating/socializing during your 1 hr. lunch break, eat for 30 minutes and take a brisk 20-25 min. walk with your co-worker(s). By adding this into your daily routine, you will be more alert at work, have more energy, and will have burned a good number of calories by days end.

View information about April 2012 product recalls: Safe Kids

Read about the latest news from Bloomington Area Birth Services: May Newsletter

Our Next Event

LUNCH at Noodles & Co. (on Kirkwood)
Thursday, September 13 - Noon

There will be a presentation from the executive director of Monroe County CASA.

Monroe County CASA Inc. is a non-profit organization that recruits, trains, and supervises court-appointed volunteers to advocate for children who are involved in juvenille court due to abuse and neglect. Volunteer advocacy is based on the belief that all children are entitled to a safe and permanent home.

*** Please remember to RSVP to Amanda Peterson for each event.

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