Monday, September 17, 2012

24 hours in NYC: Team Neon fights diabetes

Team Neon

I spent a quick 24 hours in NYC this weekend with my mom and older sister to visit my younger sister and take part in the Step Out: Walk for Diabetes.

My younger sister has Type 1, which means she is dependent on insulin and her insulin pump to regulate her blood sugar. (As opposed to Type 2, which is usually diagnosed in adults and can be regulated oftentimes with diet, exercise, and prescription medications.)

Some quick stats:
  • About 1 in every 400 children and adolescents has diabetes
  • 8.3% of the US population has diabetes
  • Diabetes can cause complications like blindness, heart disease, stroke, hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Read more here

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