Why Participate in Step Out?

It’s not too late to register for Step Out: Walk to STOP Diabetes!

Join us Saturday, November 19th at Minute Maid Park or in The Woodlands.

The money you raise for Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes helps the ADA search for a cure and improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Efforts focus on three key areas: Research, Advocacy, and Education.

Houston ADA Camp Rainbow at Circle Lake Retreat

RESEARCH

The ADA provides grants to researchers to learn more about the causes of diabetes, better treatment of the disease, and ultimately to find a cure.  $1.2 million is currently committed for research in the Houston area alone.  To date, the ADA has funded more than $450 million in diabetes research in the United States.

EDUCATION/OUTREACH

The ADA works to improve the quality of life for people who have diabetes through educational programs, literature, and lifestyle programs and services.  The ADA also serves the community through various support groups and also keeps health care professionals up to date on the latest developments in treatments.

ADVOCACY

The ADA advocacy team fights for the rights of diabetics against discrimination, as well as, increasing public and government awareness while ultimately working for better health care services and increased national funding for diabetes research.

 

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