Tuesday, October 23, 2012

NBA’s Carlos Boozer Has a Message for You

Chicago Bulls power forward, NBA All-Star and gold medal Olympian Carlos Boozer has a message for you- take the test!

Diabetes risk assessment test available at Dribble to Stop Diabetes, a national multimedia campaign in collaboration with the NBA, WNBA, NBA Development League, American Diabetes Association and Sanofi US (you just have to click the link above!)

Here are some more stats on diabetes:

  • Nearly 19% of all African-Americans over the age of 20 have diabetes
  • In the Chicago area, the prevalence of diabetes is 8.7%
  • Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, including an estimated 7 million who remain undiagnosed with type 2 diabetes
  • More than 40% of all patients with diabetes are not in control of their blood glucose, leaving them at an increased risk of diabetes-related complications

Source: Full article available at Tonic - News That'll Make You Feel Good 

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