(San Diego, CA) March 12, 2012 - Insulindependence announced today its formal merger with the Diabetes Exercise and Sports Association (DESA). The organizations have operated independently since 2005 to provide exercise-related resources for people living with diabetes. With more than 3,000 combined members, they will now become North America's largest nonprofit public benefit organization focused on diabetes and exercise.
Under the merger agreement, DESA will transfer its business registration and marketing assets to Insulindependence. DESA's mission and legacy programs will continue, but will now be carried out from San Diego, through Insulindependence's corporate headquarters.
"This is a landmark achievement for everyone in diabetes," stated Peter Nerothin, Founder and President of Insulindependence. "DESA's longstanding history is a perfect match for Insulindependence's developing program infrastructure. We've been humbled by DESA's contributions to diabetes over the past 27 years, and will be honored to carry the torch forward by continuing to develop new standards in diabetes management."
"We at DESA are thrilled and looking forward to working into the Insulindependence story and becoming part of this great organization," said DESA Founder Paula Harper.
I have been type 1 for 47 years and also have MS for the past 5/6 years balance is problem. I am on the insulin pump and my last A1c was 5.7. I can get out and walk for 20min to 1/2 hour before balance problem set in. I take my dogs out for walk 3x day thats where exercise
comes in. I do work pt in 3 storie building. I am just looking for a exercise I can do at home. I live alone in a house.
I'm sort of "back and forth" on those. I like the idea of the organization and cameraderie but I loathe the idea of bugging my friends and relatives for money because I pledged a goal. I saw a bunch of the insulinependence people at the Chicago marathon, one guy testing his BG (it was like 300...I tried to mitigate my natural eek/ lecture tendencies...), and was pleased to see them, showed the one guy my tattoo that he liked but, at the same time, I loathe begging for money. The government should just suck it up and tax people and fix it. Trickle down doesn't work. I looked at DESA too and, while I like the idea of cameraderie and hooking up, Saturday is long run day, not go to meeting day? Except tomorrow, when it's 5K PR day! hee hee...