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September 18, 2013

Hoosiers 'step out' to stop diabetes

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana walkers can help reverse an alarming trend one step at a time this fall.

The Indiana Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes will raise awareness that one in four Hoosiers who has diabetes doesn’t know it. The walk is Sept. 21 at Celebration Plaza in White River State Park, downtown Indianapolis, across from NCAA headquarters.

The walk offers both 5K and 2-mile routes along the downtown canal. Participants will walk in honor and celebration of Red Striders (Step Out participants who are living with diabetes) and in memory of those who have passed away due to complications of the disease.

Step Out also offers a health pavilion including education, advocacy, as well as snacks, games, prizes, and activities for all ages and abilities. In addition, attendees can enjoy live entertainment provided by Rory Connolly and Current Situation.

“Diabetes is a devastating disease that touches us all,” said Jennifer Pferrer, executive director of the American Diabetes Association — Indiana Area. “The Step Out Walk is a wonderful event for the community to unite and change the future of diabetes. Walking can help a person with diabetes or prediabetes manage blood glucose levels. Register today to walk and raise funds with me to help Stop Diabetes.”

Diabetes can manifest itself in multiple forms. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes suddenly and has no cure, while many people can go years without knowing they have type 2 diabetes — the most prevalent form of the disease. But the dangers of this ignorance are real and imminent. Complications of all forms of diabetes can be sudden and devastating, including heart attacks, strokes, going blind, developing kidney disease, or losing a limb.

More than 714,000 Hoosiers have diabetes today — including type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. Another 1.6 million more Hoosiers are at high risk.

At that rate, one in three children born today will develop diabetes; one in two within minority populations.

The Step Out Walk will raise funds to support the American Diabetes Association’s research, information, and advocacy work for Hoosier children and adults with all forms of diabetes.

To register, visit the website at www.diabetes.org/indywalk or call 352-9226.

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