As we all know, diabetes is a disease that does not discriminate. I was shocked to find out that “approximately 553,000 people in Alabama, or 14.6% of the adult population, have been diagnosed with diabetes,” according to the American Diabetes Association.

Davis-Emerson Middle School in Cottondale will host a “Step for the Cure Walk” with the American Diabetes Association to raise awareness and funds. This amazing walk will be held this Saturday, May 1, 2021, from 8:00 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. Event Coordinator Sharene Abrams noted that they have a $1,000.00 goal. There will be nurses on-site from Maude Whatley Health Clinic to provide free health screenings during the event. Also, literature will be available about making healthy choices and decisions regarding their health.

Another fact that I discovered is the cost of diabetes. It’s not cheap. The American Diabetes Association, noted that the “total direct medical expenses for diagnosed diabetes in Alabama were estimated at $4.2 billion in 2017.” WOW! That’s a massive amount of money.

The students at Davis-Emerson Middle School have been raising money to donate to the American Diabetes Association. Also, they have been working hard to spread awareness of diabetes in our communities.

Participating in the “Step for the Cure Walk”  means you can help improve lives, raise awareness about diabetes, and walk to help find a cure. If you need more information about the Davis-Emerson Middle School “Step for the Cure Walk,” please reach out to Sharene Abrams by email at sabrams@tcss.net

(Source) Press Release sent to Townsquare Media by Sharene Abrams. Click here for information from the American Diabetes Association.

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