we think. we walk – or run – or ride. we all win.
Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes; 25% are undiagnosed. More concerning: about 86 million Americans are prediabetic, meaning their blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes.
More than one in three Americans are diabetic or prediabetic.
No one can ignore this disease. These people are friends, family, co-workers, clients.
Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. It doubles the risk for heart disease and stroke. It is the leading cause for kidney failure, adult onset blindness, and lower-limb amputations. Individuals with a diabetes diagnosis are responsible for more than 20% of healthcare spending.
As one of the leading firms in public sector healthcare consulting, Optimetra is acutely aware of the impact of diabetes to those served by the Medicaid and Medicare programs. Helping is part of our mission. We are joining the 2017 Tour de Cure to do just that, by:
- Creating an example for others. Lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise, help reduce the risk for developing type 2 diabetes. By walking, running, or riding, we want to inspire and encourage everyone to live an active lifestyle.
- Raising funds to support education and research. Your donations support the mission of the American Diabetes Association to provide community-based education programs, protect the rights of people with diabetes, and fund critical research for a cure.
Help us make a difference today:
- Make a donation to one of our team members. Just click the Donate to Me button on their page.
- Join our team – walk, run, or ride with us, and help us raise awareness and funding. Just click the Join Our Team button on this page.
Thank you for your support!