The Herald Bulletin

Evening Update


March 26, 2013

Today marks Diabetes Alert Day

ANDERSON, Ind. — Health organizations are marking today as Diabetes Alert Day, dedicated to raising awareness about type 2 diabetes, its risk factors and its prevention.

The Anderson Black Expo and Madison County Community Health Center have partnered to ensure that individuals throughout Madison County have healthier and productive lives through diabetes awareness and education.

The project seeks to increase awareness of diabetes, access to tools for diabetes diagnosis and knowledge about the care or treatment for diabetes, this program will target youth and adults.  

Sessions will begin in April and continue through Aug. 4.

Highlights will include:

  • Youth and adult awareness sessions
  • Community Garden Contest beginning April 1 with a winner announced Aug. 3
  • Farmers market
  • Jump rope/hula hoop contest
  • Youth diabetes awareness bike ride
  • Healthy eating cooking classes
  • Youth Fitness Camp
  • Diabetes/Obesity Health Fair
  • Community Diabetes Walk presented by Anderson Black Expo, MCCHC and the American Diabetes Association

Novo Nordisk, a pharmaceutical company and world leader in diabetes research, care and treatment, reports that worldwide, only half of the 366 million people living with diabetes have been diagnosed.

In addition, it is estimated that only half of people diagnosed with diabetes receive care, and of those who receive care, only half achieve their treatment objectives and live free of diabetes-related complications. The African-American community is disproportionately affected by diabetes.

According to a recent Indiana State Department report, 9.3 percent of adults, or about 450,000, living in Indiana have diabetes. An estimated 250,000 adults have undiagnosed diabetes. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death for Indiana residents, the seventh leading cause of death for whites and the fourth leading cause of death for blacks. Diabetes is a critical issue in the African-American community and needs to be addressed.

Notification of dates and location of each session will be advertised. For additional information, call Judy Weatherly-Streeter at 602-0310 or email

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