Who’s Your Reason?

Every 21 seconds, somebody is diagnosed with diabetes. Every 21 seconds, there is a brand-new reason to walk. Who’s your factor? The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has launched a brand-new theme designed to bring the reality of the diabetes epidemic into viewpoint. The “Every 21 Seconds” message will be the primary theme at America’s Stroll for Diabetes occasions across the nation. Every 21 seconds, a white and red bandanna will be given out to participants, accompanied by the sounding of a horn or drum, which signifies another person who is detected with diabetes in this nation. At the conclusion of the occasion, the huge selection of bandannas will produce a strong visual representation of the destruction of diabetes in America.

America’s Stroll for Diabetes is ADA’s signature strolling occasion to raise funds for diabetes research study, education and advocacy. This premier occasion combines good friends, relative and colleagues throughout the country for as much as a six-mile walk. Almost 21 million children and adults nationwide experience diabetes and another 41 million are at danger for the condition. The ADA works to prevent and treat diabetes and to improve the lives of all people impacted by the illness.

Diabetes is the fifth-leading cause of death by illness in the United States. If present trends continue, one in three Americans, and one in 2 minorities, born in 2000 will establish diabetes in their lifetime. To date, the American Diabetes Association has raised and contributed more than 0 million for diabetes research study.

The nationwide presenting sponsor for ADA’s America’s Walk for Diabetes is Equal Sweetener. Equal, together with the other nationwide business sponsors, Cary’s Sugar Free Syrup, Diet Rite, and Kmart Pharmacy, shares a commitment to providing diabetes awareness, education and options for individuals dealing with diabetes.