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August 18, 2008

Diabetes: "Step Out" Walk to Fight Diabetes

According the American Diabetes Association, "there's something stronger than America's fastest growing disease: The people who are doing something about it."

On their website an on radio advertisements, the ADA is promoting their "Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes" campaign (formerly called America's Walk for Diabetes) to help raise funds to find a cure and to bring greater awareness to diabetes and type 2 diabetes.

"Step Out is a whirlwind day packed with energy, fun, support for others and a perfect amount of selfless dedication. Anyone can take part in Step Out—your participation isn't measured by your dexterity or the speed you walk, but by the level of your enthusiasm and your commitment to ending diabetes."

Diabetes Statistics

  • About one in 10 American adults now has diabetes.
  • Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death by disease in the U.S.
  • One out of every three Americans born today will develop type 2 diabetes in their lifetime if present trends continue.
  • Nearly 5.7 million people (nearly one-quarter) of the 23.6 million children and adults in the U.S. living with diabetes are unaware that they have the disease.

Register or Request More Information online, or by calling your local American Diabetes Association office at 1-888-DIABETES.

Posted by Laura on August 18, 2008 | Permalink


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Hi Laura, I didn't realize so many people were living with diabetes undiagnosed. I would assume this is probably type 2 diabetes as well. We really are facing an obesity epidemic across the world, people need to change their habits and look after themselves now before its all too late. Thanks for the article and I look forward to getting involved with 'Step Out'.

Posted by: Jessica | Aug 18, 2008 11:54:57 PM

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