Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Fight Diabetes, Tour de Cure 2009

In June 2009, I will be riding my second Tour de Cure to help fight diabetes. It is a wonderful event put on by the American Diabetes Association to raise funds for a cure.

If you have a few dollars to spare, please consider sponsoring me. It's for a very good cause.

I will be riding the 70k route again this year which works out to just over 40 miles.

Thanks to the generous support of my friends and family, I've already raised $300 for the cause.

If you'd like to support me, or to learn more information, please visit my Tour de Cure Page.

Top Ten Reasons to Fight Diabetes
• Diabetes is a chronic disease and has no cure.
• Over 10% of American adults have diabetes.
• Diabetes is the seventh-leading cause of death by disease in the U.S.
• Each year, more than 80,000 people with diabetes undergo amputations.
• Diabetes can cause other serious health problems including stroke, heart disease, and kidney
• The incidence of diabetes has increased by 61 percent since 1990 and continues to rise at an
alarming rate.
• Approximately 23.6 million Americans have diabetes
• An additional 57 million people have pre-diabetes, putting them at great risk for developing
type 2 diabetes.
• One out of every three Americans born today will eventually develop diabetes if present trends
• More than $1 in every $10 spent on health care services in the U.S. is attributable to diabetes.
This translates to more than $132 billion direct and indirect healthcare costs (2002 statistics).

Every little bit helps!


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Ron said...

This is nice. Let us fight against diabetes. For us to know whether we have this kind of disease, ELISA kits could be use. These help in knowing the substances inside our body.