Diabetes is running rampant among the young people of America. This disease is called Type I (or Juvenile Diabetes) and usually begins in the early years of a child’s life. Type II is normally called “onset diabetes;” and it more prevalent in older adults. This walk is to raise awareness and money to help find a cure. You can help as well.
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A child living with diabetes robs them of a lot in life not only the foods that kids like to eat; but the time and effort it takes to keep track of the daily taking of sugar in the blood. This used to be called ‘sugar’ diabetes because of the overflow of sugar (glucose) in the blood; and the pancreas not producing enough insulin to handle it. Insulin is almost always needed on a daily basis to keep the numbers at an acceptable level. And then there is the danger of getting too much insulin and these young patients can go into what is known as insulin shock.
The children and their parents have to be very diligent about keeping watch on their numbers by doing a glucose testing strip several times a day; but they also have to keep close watch on the signs in the child that there is a problem. The child and the parent (caregivers, teachers, bus drivers, and others in the child’s life) must also be made aware that a problem could arise. And they should know what to do by taking diabetic education classes.
Many young people have lost their battle with diabetes and have succumbed to this disease at an early age.
Next Saturday here in Atlanta – at Grant Park (in Atlanta), there will be a walk to not only bring attention to this devastating disease affecting as many as out of three children in their lifetime; but also to earn money for research to find a cure; or at least a more effective prevention; or treatment.
Location: Grant Park
Registration Opens: 7:00 AM
Event Start Time: 8:00 AM
Another walk will take place on Saturday, October 9, 2010 in Alpharetta
Check out the web site for more information (like this below) about the disease and the community and worldwide efforts to stamp out diabetes?
Did you know that 1 in 3 children in the United States faces a future with diabetes?
The American Diabetes Association works everyday to change the frightening future that diabetes has in store, but we need your help. Together we can stop diabetes. Take the first step today by registering to walk in our local Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes event.
Every step you take and every dollar you raise helps the American Diabetes Association provide education programs in our community, protect the rights of people with diabetes and fund critical research for a cure. Once you register, use our online fundraising tools to create your personal web page, email your friends, family and co-workers, accept online donations and raise more money to stop diabetes.
It’s more fun to Step Out together! Gather your friends, family and co-workers and form a Step Out team! It’s a great way to do good together and share in a fun and healthy community experience. Teams come in all sizes—two or more people make a team! Corporations, friends & family, clubs & organizations and school groups build teams to walk for those who have been touched by diabetes. Get started today by selecting “Form a Team!”
When you walk, you help us stop diabetes. Walking is one of the easiest, most relaxing forms of exercise for many people, but especially for those living with diabetes. By participating in Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes, you can get fit, reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes and support the American Diabetes Association!
For more information see the rest of the article here http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR/StepOut/AtlantaArea?pg=entry&fr_id=7257&source=nletter-
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