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Frequently Asked Questions                         


This page answers some of our most commonly asked questions.  If you have a question about the Defeat Diabetes Foundation and it's not listed here, just click on the "Contact Us" button to send an e-mail with your question.

Table of Contents

  1. How do I make a donation to Defeat Diabetes ?

  2. Where can I find other diabetics to talk with ?

  3. Why do you emphasize early detection of diabetes so much ?

  4. Who is Mr. Diabetes ?

  5. What is the "Wake Up and Walk®" Tour ?

  6. When is the best time to take the Defeat Diabetes Screening Test ?

How do I make a donation to Defeat Diabetes ?

You can donate to the Defeat Diabetes Foundation by credit card, check or money order.  Simply go to the "Donate Now" page, fill out the easy to use credit card form and submit the form.  If you prefer using a check or money order, you can print the form, fill in your name, address and e-mail information and mail the form to:  Defeat Diabetes Foundation, 501 150th Avenue, Madeira Beach, FL 33708. 

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Where can I find other diabetics to talk to ?

Go to the "Message Board" page.  Once there you can join in any discussion by topic or, if your topic of interest is not listed, begin your own 'thread'.  Check back often to see what others have contributed to your topic.

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Why do you emphasize early detection of diabetes so much ?

The sooner a person knows they have diabetes, the sooner they can begin to take action against the disease.  Diabetes can go undetected for a long time.  The longer that time is, the more damaging it is to the body.  Knowledge of the warning signs of diabetes and the taking of the Defeat Diabetes® Screening Test (on a recurring basis) are two of the most potent weapons we have in detecting diabetes at an early stage.

Once diagnosed with diabetes, a person can begin to take control of the disease through lifestyle changes, diet, exercise and consultations with diabetes specialists.  In many cases, early (enough) detection can stop the progression of the disease.

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Who is Mr. Diabetes® ?

Andrew P. Mandell, the Executive Director of the Defeat Diabetes Foundation is also known as Mr. Diabetes®.  A complete profile of Mr. Diabetes® can be read by clicking HERE.

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What is the "Wake Up and Walk®" Tour ?

The Mr. Diabetes® Wake Up and Walk™ Tour is a program for diabetes awareness.  It is essentially a 10,000+ mile, 3+ year walk around the United States by Mr. Diabetes®.  During this walk, he will be passing through thousands of cities from coast to coast.  All along his journey, Mr. Diabetes® will be speaking to millions of people, informing them of the warning signs of diabetes and the importance of early detection of the disease.  He will take his message to the airwaves (radio and TV), and to the press.  His message of diabetes awareness and early detection will be heard. 

Read more about this incredible walk for diabetes awareness by clicking HERE

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When is the best time to take the Defeat Diabetes® Screening Test ?

Any time is the best time to take the test.  If you don't know if you are diabetic, and haven't already done so, take it right now...Just click HERE.  If you have taken the test recently, come back in six months and take it again.  Then mark your calendar for six months later and take it again.  Get the point!?  

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