Diabetes is a disease that is shared by young and old, rich or poor. Over 360 million people have diabetes and it is estimated in the next 15 years it will increase to over 550 million.
WHY DIABETES IS IMPORTANT
It is among the top 10 causes of disabilities. People with diabetes suffer serious conditions including heart disease, stroke, lower limb amputations, diabetic retinopathy (vision loss or blindness caused by diabetic eye disease) and kidney failure.
A large number of the four million people who die each year as a result of diabetes are in their most productive years (40 – 60 years), resulting in a high economic cost to society.
CAN DIABETES BE PREVENTED?
Achieving a healthy body weight and moderate physical activity can help prevent the development of Type 2 diabetes. To date, there is no proven cure for Type 1 diabetes.
children and adults
in the U.S. with diabetes
Funds raised by Ride4Diabetes benefit critical diabetes programs of Lions Clubs International(77-0573626) and the American Diabetes Association. The shared mission is to prevent, diagnose, treat and cure diabetes and improve the lives of people affected by diabetes and diabetes related diseases, also to provide early accessible diabetes screening in our community.