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American Diabetes Association Receives $450,000 Grant From Abbott Fund for Latino Community Initiatives
Date:6/2/2008

each program provides the community with workshops focusing on effective everyday diabetes self-management and healthy lifestyles for individuals with diabetes, those at risk and their families. The National Latino Outreach Toolkit will contain specific materials that address the needs of Latinos in attaining a healthier lifestyle such as: proper nutrition, physical activity and guidance on how to obtain the best healthcare.

Diabetes is one of this nation's most prevalent, debilitating, deadly and costly diseases, affecting nearly 21 million children and adults in the United States. One in three Americans -- and one in two minorities -- born in 2000 will develop diabetes in their lifetime, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The total annual economic cost of diabetes in 2007 was estimated to be $174 billion.

About ADA

The American Diabetes Association is the nation's premier voluntary health organization supporting diabetes research, information and advocacy. Founded in 1940, the Association has offices in every region of the country, providing services to hundreds of communities. Its mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information, please visit http://www.diabetes.org or call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383). Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.


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