Diabetes Alert Day in Central Virginia
Sound the Alarm!
There are over 131,000 people in the Greater Richmond Area that have diabetes. Over 32,000 of those people don't know they have it yet! Diabetes is called a "silent killer"because nearly one-fourth of those with the disease do not know they have it. For many, diagnosis may come seven to ten years after the onset of the disease.
Early diagnosis is critical to successful treatment and delaying or preventing some of its complications such as heart disease, blindness, kidney disease, amputation and death.
The American Diabetes Association is asking for your help in reaching out to our community and rallying one million people nationwide to take the Diabetes Risk Test and finding out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. American Diabetes Alert Day is Tuesday, March 26, 2013.
How can your company participate in the American Diabetes Association Alert Day?
Order the Stop Diabetes Community Leader Kit for your office. This kit includes:
- Community leader Playbook
- Stop Diabetes posters
- Type 2 Risk Tests
- How you can Stop Diabetes cards
- What you Need to Know: Preventing Diabetes & Heart Disease Booklets
- Tips for Living Healthy with Diabetes flyers
Thanks to an educational grant from Wellpoint Foundation,we are able to provide these materials for free via an online order from that can be found at www.stopdiabetes.com/reachout.
Participate in Denim for Diabetes. We invite you to help us recruit and educate thousands of life-saving ambassadors in our community through participation in the Denim for Diabetes Campaign!
If approved by your company, employees may purchase (a suggested) $5 Denim for Diabetes stickers entitling them to wear denim to work on your selected Denim for Diabetes Day and making them ambassadors for diabetes awareness in your company and in our community.
Add the American Diabetes Association's Alert Day web banner to your company's website.
Encourage your co-workers and employees to "Join the Million Challenge" by visiting www.stopdiabetes.com.
We are aiming to rally one million people to take the Diabetes Risk Test and finding out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes beginning on Diabetes Alert Day on March 27, 2013. This can be done through the Stop Diabetes Kits, Denim for Diabetes, or by visiting www.diabetes.org/risktest.
For more information, contact Nancy Castrina at at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-225-8038 ext. 3287.
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