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American Diabetes Month(R) Brings Awareness to Growing Health Care Crisis
Date:10/30/2007

According to American Diabetes Association, 1 in 4 Americans has diabetes or is at risk for developing type 2 diabetes

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release was issued today by the American Diabetes Association:

WHAT:

The American Diabetes Association's (ADA) American Diabetes Month(R) brings to light the fastest growing health care crisis of the 21st century: diabetes. Nearly 75 million Americans have diabetes or are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

HOW:

Every week in November, the ADA will highlight the "Many Faces of

Diabetes."

-- Week 1 - Caregivers: Supporting a loved one with diabetes can present

its own unique challenges.

-- Week 2 - Employees: Promoting healthy lifestyles in the workplace can

help to prevent type 2 diabetes and its complications, saving

companies thousands of dollars a year.

-- Week 3 - Diabetes around the world: Worldwide over 246 million people

have diabetes. By 2020, that number is expected to rise to 380

million. The ADA is a proud supporter of World Diabetes Day (November

14) and the United Nations Resolution on Diabetes. The Resolution

invites supporters to fight the diabetes epidemic through public

awareness and the development of policies for the prevention,

treatment, and care of the disease.

-- Week 4 - At-risk populations: One in two minorities born in 2000 will

develop diabetes in their lifetime if current trends continue.

-- Week 5 - Youth and Type 1 Diabetes: Youth diagnosed with type 1

diabetes have the most urgent need for care. The new ADA Planet D

campaign will provide resources and networking to those youth and

their families.

WHO:

The American Diabetes Association is the leading non-profit health organization dedicated to preventing and curing diabetes and to improving the lives of the nearly 21 million children and adults currently living with the disease.

WHERE:

American Diabetes Month(R) information can be found online at http://www.diabetes.org/adm. Diabetes fast facts, information sheets, public service announcements, and handouts are available.

WHY:

Diabetes is the fifth leading cause of death by disease and currently has no cure. Greater awareness can prevent development of type 2 diabetes and diabetes complications.


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