November is World Diabetes Awareness Month! This event is designed to bring awareness to this insidious disease that affects 25.8 million children and adults in the United States8.3% of the population
Type 2 Diabetes Wellness Fair: 10AM - 2PM - FREE GO BLUE ZUMBATHON CHARITY EVENT: 3PM - 5:30PM - $20 (Proceeds to benefit the American Diabetes Association)
* Free screenings * Resource tables * Fitness Demos * Youth Activities * Music & more
Your GO BLUE for Diabetes Zumbathon Zumba Fitness instructors: John Asenso, John Cook Vehikite, Alex S. Amor, Beto Gallardo, Maria Charito Martinez, Tammy Robinson, Michelle Ned, Rene Everline-Norfleet, Ana Katrina Tan, Thandi Gregory, Maria Willis Grigonis, Nicole 'Blue' Davenport...oh, and me! Woot! Woot!
What is diabetes?
Diabetes is a group of diseases marked by high levels of blood glucose resulting from defects in insulin production, insulin action, or both. Diabetes can lead to serious complications and premature death, but people with diabetes, working together with their support network and their health care providers, can take steps to control the disease and lower the risk of complications.
Some sobering facts about diabetes:
* In the U.S., a new case of diabetes is diagnosed every 30 seconds; more than 1.6 million people are diagnosed each year.
* More than $174 billion is spent annually on healthcare costs related to diabetes in the United States.
* Diabetes kills one American every three minutes.
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