Diabetes is a condition that effects an estimated 29.1 million people in the United States. Approximately, 1.4 million new cases are diagnosed each year. That means one in every 10 adults over the age of 20 has diabetes. The American Diabetes Association has created an event that brings people together to work towards a future without diabetes.
What Is Step Out: Detroit, Michigan?
This exciting event will be held on August 26th, 2017. Thousands of participants register to join the walk, including individuals from all over the country. Caring people come together to provide support and encouragement to those whose lives are affected by diabetes.
Participants can join a 1 mile or 2.4 mile walk inside and around Detroit’s Comerica Park. We also celebrate the Red Striders, who are participants who have been diagnosed with Type 1, Type 2, or gestational diabetes. Check-in begins at 8:30 am with the walk starting at 10:00 am.
The event also includes other fun activities: sponsor booths, giveaways, and music to enjoy before and after the walk.
For more details on the activities, parking & routes, please visit: www.diabetes.org/detroitstepout
How would walking help others with diabetes?
August 26th will be a day of celebration, but the positive impact goes far beyond the event. By participating, you will support life-saving research while raising awareness of this growing epidemic in America. You will also help those who have experienced discrimination because of their health condition. Make a difference in the lives of those living with this disease by supporting the 2017 Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes!
Diabetes increases the risk of eye disease among other health problems. If you have a form of diabetes and have not been evaluated by a retina specialist, or are experiencing changes in vision call Ophthalmic Specialists of Michigan today to schedule your diabetic eye exam!