Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Walk to Cure Diabetes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF), as many as 3 million Americans have type 1 diabetes, a disease most often diagnosed in childhood that strikes suddenly, lasts a lifetime, and carries the constant threat of deadly complications, including heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, and amputation.

JDRF's mission is constant: to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Thanks to dramatic research progress, a cure is now within our reach. The Walk draws people together in a healthy activity for a worthy cause, raising money to help find a cure for diabetes. It's fun for families and builds camaraderie among company employees. Above all, it's an event you will feel good about being a part of.

There are upcoming walks in Fresno, CA, Denver, CO, Springfield, MO, Leesburg, VA or see a list of JDRF-sponsored walks by state

Maxi-Aids Products for Independent Living carries an assortment of products for those with diabetes, including blood glucose monitors, insulin cases and coolers and diabetic socks.

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