Why is Ken Seto riding the Tour de Cure?
Please support me in my efforts to help end diabetes.
Christina and I are riding the American Diabetes Association's (ADA) Tour de Cure again because it’s an opportunity to positively impact the lives of those who are affected by diabetes and their families.
Contention over America’s healthcare reform leaves those with pre-existing conditions, including over 30 million Americans living with diabetes, particularly at risk. Unfortunately, ignorance of diabetes leads to the misconception that diabetes results from a poor diet and a lazy lifestyle—that diabetes is a completely avoidable disease. On the contrary, an abundance of evidence indicates that diabetes, like heart disease and cancer, develops from a diverse set of risk factors, genetics being a primary cause. Diabetes afflicts people who make healthy lifestyle choices, and more research is necessary to find a cure.
I lost a cousin due to complications from diabetes. Another cousin requires insulin injections to survive. My mother has lived with diabetes since I was young, my father has been pre-diabetic for a few years. Despite an active and healthy lifestyle, I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2011. Honestly, I didn’t know the extent of the harmful effects of diabetes until I learned more about the disease after my diagnosis.
Help me support efforts to find a cure, and to raise awareness of how diabetes affects individuals and their families. Now, more than ever, we need to dispel ignorance about chronic diseases. Diabetes is not a choice. By making a donation to the ADA, you will be helping the ADA provide community-based education programs, protect the rights of people with diabetes, and fund critical research for prevention and a cure.
I truly appreciate your support. Together, we can make a difference in millions of lives!
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