Bike ride under way to raise awareness of diabetes

Posted June 5, 2010

— The American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure, a two-day bicycling event to help raise awareness and money for diabetes research, is underway.

The Tour de Cure kicked off early Saturday at Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park in Cary. It will end Sunday in Southern Pines.

Since 2002, more than 1 million new cases of diabetes have been diagnosed each year in the United States. About 5.7 million Americans have diabetes but don't know it. In North Carolina, an estimated 600,000 people have diabetes.

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  • CestLaVie Jun 7, 2010

    The enormity of this kind of fund raising is becoming downright stupid. WHAT you're raising funds for is to maintain ADA's existence & not much more. The same holds true for Amer Cancer Society.

    Diabetes is cured by changing one's diet: no meat, dairy, poultry, sugar, but GOBS of veggies, beans, seeds/nuts & fruit. You CAN reverse this disease. CUT the processed foods & you cut out most of the junk from your diet causing this problem to begin with. Maybe people don't understand WHAT a processed food is: anything that comes in a box or bag or can. If it's not fresh & in it's natural state, it's someone. Why are you letting the food industry make you sick?????????

    Get off your duff & get some exercise...walking, if nothing else. And don't poke up a sweat.

    This too hard to do to beat this disease?? Then give all your health & money to the food, medical & pharmaceutical industries & let them call the shots for YOUR life!!