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Defeat Diabetes
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Madeira Beach, FL 33708
  

April is Defeat Diabetes® Month

Posted: Thursday, April 01, 2010

Defeat Diabetes Foundation Presents 30 Days of Activities to Help Prevent the Disease and its Complications 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PR Log (Press Release) – Mar 31, 2010 – In America, 57 million are “pre-diabetic” and at risk for developing the disease if they don’t take steps, immediately, to prevent it. Another 24 million people who already have diabetes are at risk for developing life threatening complications. Defeat Diabetes Foundation (DDF), a 501(C)(3) non-profit charity, is sponsoring an entire month of FREE or low cost activities to help families Defeat Diabetes®. 

A major part of our effort to Defeat Diabetes® is in the area of prevention – both the disease and its complications. Doing the following 4 things can, actually, reduce your risk of developing the disease by as much as 55%!

Eat 5 – 9 servings of fruits and vegetables daily
Eat 3 servings of whole grains daily
Getting 30 – 60 minutes of physical activity 5 times a week
If you are overweight, lose 5% of your body weight (for most folks that is only 10 – 20 pounds)

DDF has developed an online calendar of events to take you through the month of April. The calendar links you to articles, downloads, tools, puzzles and games, and flashcards at the DDF site. There, you will also find recommendations for special time with the family and everyday activities to improve your well being, such as “Try a New Veggie Friday” or “Take the Stairs Tuesday”. There is even a cartoon, or two, from author and Certified Diabetes Educator, Theresa Garnero.

DDF has awareness and interactive programs in all 50 states to provide critical information and education programs with a focus on diabetes, nutrition and physical fitness. Their public information programs include the KIDD™ Project, which has provided millions of Free Defeat Diabetes® Screening Test brochures to schools in all 50 states, and the Martial Arts Defeat Diabetes® Community Action Project (MADDCAP™), a historic health curriculum for martial arts schools and their students.

For information on diabetes, to take the free screening test http://defeatdiabetes.org/test/ or obtain additional information visit: www.DefeatDiabetes.org

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A non-profit 501(C)3 charity dedicated to creating awareness about and preventing diabetes. The Mission of Defeat Diabetes Foundation is the prevention, early identification and effective self management of diabetes.

DDF has awareness and interactive programs in all 50 states and provides medical supplies to developing nations. We offer critical information and education programs with a focus on diabetes, nutrition and physical fitness.

Source: Defeat Diabetes Foundation

 
 
 
 
 
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