The Diabetes Awareness Project will partner with organizations and companies to educate the public on the dangers, symptoms and treatment of Diabetes. Testing will be performed at Concerts, 5k runs, Health Expos, Block Parties and special events in your communities.
Each event will be filmed, edited and produced into a 30 minuteTV news special for NewsULM. The concert will also be converted into a DVD with video health messages from physicians and experts on diabetes treatment and prevention embedded. The end result will be a message that keeps on giving and an educational tool for the whole family. Screening will be included for: diabetes, glaucoma, hypertension and other diseases.
Often referred to as the "Silent Killer", many people are not even aware that they have diabetes until they develop one of its complications.
85 Million people in the world have Diabetes.
80% of Type 2 Diabetes is preventable with Lifestyle changes.
Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure amoung adults in the US.