Defeat Diabetes Foundation - Awareness + Action = Prevention -- Take a Diabetes Screening Test
What would possess a man to
pack-up his life one day and start on a walking journey
of over 10,000 miles taking him completely around
the United States, not to return home again for over
six years? Add to this the man is severely diabetic.
He nearly died from the disease and has had to learn
to walk again as a result of the disease.
What kind of man would
His name is Andrew P. Mandell,
also known as Mr. Diabetes®. As Andy Mandell he is the
Executive Director of Defeat Diabetes Foundation, a
not-for-profit organization founded in 1990, whose mission
is to inform and educate the diabetic and potential, or
pre-diabetic, as to the benefits of health and fitness as
it pertains to the diabetic condition. Learn
More About Mr. Diabetes. If you would like to learn
more about the Wake Up and Walk® Tour click
Defeat Diabetes Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated, first, to the prevention of diabetes. When it's too late for prevention, our attention turns to the needs of the diabetic, pre-diabetics and the families of diabetics, with an emphasis on
Andy Mandell, Walks in the New York City Marathon
Mr. DiabetesŪ, Andy Mandell, walked in the New York City
Marathon on Sunday, November 6th. there under the Achilles
Track Club banner. The ATC is a non-profit organization
set up to assist people with disability(ies) to participate
in events like this all around the country. Read
more about Mr. DiabetesŪ and the New York City Marathon.
Foundation Ornaments - " Rimbrandts by j"
Defeat Diabetes Foundation
Commemorative Ornaments are a special edition of 250 signed
and numbered large glass ornaments. They commemorate the
ongoing 10,000 mile Wake Up And WalkŪ Tour of co-founder
Andy Mandell. Defeat Diabetes Foundation receives a very
generous donation from every ornament sold.
Self-management is what Defeat Diabetes Foundation promotes,
in partnership with your medical team. Other parts of self-management
are a good nutritional program and all-around exercise.
Included in your medical team are dentists and optometrists.
We are proud to have as sponsors the following Dental
and Curves Fitness
Centers who support and understand the needs of individuals
with diabetes and their families. Thank you very much for
Proclamation for Mr. DiabetesŪ, Andy Mandell
On June 14, 2005,
the Hon. Dale E. Kildee of Flint, Michigan, rose
on the floor of the House of Representatives "to
recognize the accomplishments of a man who has
brought a new sense of awareness to the diagnosis,
treatment, and prevention of diabetes in America.
"Mr. Speaker, Andrew Mandell is a shining example
of triumph in the face of adversity. He is a survivor
rather than a victim of his disease, living with
it rather than suffering from it. I ask my colleagues
to join me in applauding his strength as well
as his commitment to improving the quality of
life for us all. " Read
Even though I'm in winter-mode, (no official walking), I've been working with the Lions Clubs in Toronto, Canada on some long-range plans and have given presentations about diabetes. One of the many letters I've received after a Mr. DiabetesŪ presentation: Read
Diabetes Foundation Illuminating Moldable Bracelet.
Patent pending, space age technology is visible all night
long, and is rechargeable indefinitely with any light source.
Unisex bracelet is pliable and will bend and mold to any
wrist, ankle or arm. These unique bracelets can be worn
under or over clothing. Your purchases help support Defeat
We at Defeat
Diabetes Foundation have one goal in common, which is to
battle diabetes anyway we can. Throughout my journeys,
I have found many products and services that have helped
thousands of diabetics. Since we are a non-profit organization
we depend upon donations to survive. But now we can help
you, while you support us. Below are a number of products
and services that I personally endorse. Not only are all
of these products specifically geared towards diabetics,
a portion of all sales will go directly to supporting our day to day
We are dedicated to supplying vitamin supplements that are of the highest quality, utilize the purest ingredients, and offer a cost-effective advantage in dietary supplements for human use. Not only are all of these products specifically geared towards diabetics, a portion of the proceeds will go directly to support our day to day operations.
There are numerous ongoing medical
needs by individuals with diabetes
and these individuals will have
medical issues throughout their
life. In many cases individuals
with diabetes may lose their health
coverage by employment changes,
or not qualify for health coverage.
plan include spouses or significant
others and dependent children at
no extra costs.
US TO YOUR DESKTOP -- To be sure and come back
to keep up with all the Latest News and important information
for diabetics - and to remind yourself to manage and
control your diabetes, click the link below to
add a small icon of our Defeat Diabetes®
"Torch" logo to your desktop.
All you need to do after that is click on the "Torch"
to open our website. Remember, we're here for you!