Funds raised at Step Up to Fight Diabetes support the American Diabetes Association's mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
Step Up to Fight Diabetes will return to Philadelphia on October 18, 2008. For more information or to register, please call the Step Up office at 610-828-5003.
Diabetes is the fastest growing disease in America; nearly 21 million children and adults have diabetes in the U.S., and another 54 million are on the verge of developing the disease. If current trends continue, one out of every three children, and one out of every two minority children, will be diagnosed with diabetes in their lifetime. Each day, approximately 4,110 people are diagnosed with diabetes, and 613 people die from the disease. Diabetes is a chronic disease that has no cure. While not all types of diabetes are preventable, we can improve the lives of those who have the disease while searching for a cure. Diabetes does not stop at diagnosis and a
treatment regimen. It can cause many complications, including stroke, kidney failure, heart disease and amputation.
About the American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading 501(C)3
nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and
advocacy. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association conducts
programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, reaching hundreds
of communities. The mission of the Association is to prevent and cure
diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. To
fulfill this mission, the American Diabetes Association funds research,
publishes scientific findings, provides informat
|SOURCE American Diabetes Association|
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