In conjunction with the Make the Link! Diabetes, Heart Disease and
Stroke initiative from the American Diabetes Association and
sponsored by Medtronic, a "Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes" event on
Saturday, September 13th in Detroit at The Detroit Zoo will
provide educational resources to participants about the link between
diabetes and coronary artery disease (CAD).
Research shows that people with diabetes are at an increased risk for
CAD and death rates are about two- to four-times higher than adults
without diabetes. Caused by a buildup of fatty deposits, or plaque, in
coronary arteries, CAD is the most common type of heart disease and the
leading cause of death in the U.S., killing nearly 400,000 Americans
"Diabetes and CAD represent two of the most common threats to Americans'
health today. That's why we're making a concerted effort with Medtronic
to educate participants at our event in Detroit and increase awareness
so people can take the action needed to lead healthier lives," said
Debbie O'Leary, senior executive director of the Association's Detroit
office. "Walking is one way to lower the risk of diabetes and CAD. We
strongly encourage people in Detroit to gather friends, family and
co-workers to walk at the event and raise funds to help change the
future of diabetes. Together, we can stop diabetes, one step at a time."
The educational resources include information on how to manage type 2
diabetes and CAD, reduce the risk for CAD, and make smart food choices.
These materials will be available at the "Make the Link" table at the
"Step Out: Wak to Stop Diabetes" event on Saturday, September 13th
in Detroit, MI at 8:00a.m. They're also available for download at professional.diabetes.org/makethelink.
For more information about the "Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes" event
in Detroit, please visit stepout.diabetes.org/.
About Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes
Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is the American Diabetes Association's
signature fundraising walk. With strong support from the business
community including sponsorship and corporate teams, this event raises
over $24 million to find a cure for diabetes and to support the
About the American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes®
and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes.
The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes;
delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and
credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights
because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure
diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at
1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org.
Information from both these sources is available in English
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