Diabetes affects nearly 26 million children and adults in the US. 7 million people have diabetes but don’t know about it. And an additional 76 million adults – 1 in every 3 – has prediabetes, which puts them at risk for type 2 diabetes.
By managing weight, eating a healthy balanced diet, and exercising enough each week, we can help prevent many of these cases of Type 2 diabetes. If you’re overweight, even losing just 7% of your body weight can help prevent diabetes – that’s only about 18 pounds if you weigh 250 pounds. Certainly an attainable goal!
And this year, with every diabetes risk test taken for the next month (March 27th through April 27th), Boars Head is donating $5 to the American Diabetes Association. So even if you think you’re not at risk, hop on and take the test anyway – you’re 10 minutes is equal to a $5 donation to the American Diabetes Association!
Check out the ADA Facebook Page or visit their website and click on the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test to find out your risk for Type 2 diabetes!
Want to do more to support diabetes research and education? Consider joining our North Shore Tour de Cure team! On May 20th, 2012, we’ll be participating in a 100 mile bike ride on the north shore of Massachusett – and we’d love for any of our wonderful blog readers to join our team and ride with us. You don’t have to do the full 100 mile ride if you don’t want to either – there’s also a 15 mile option, 30 mile option, and 62 mile (metric century 100K) option. Don’t want to ride? Consider donating a small amount of money to support the American Diabetes Association.