Raising Awareness Vital to American Diabetes Month Efforts

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The American Diabetes Association and American Medical ID work to increase awareness for the 25 million people living with diabetes in the United States.

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Diabetes Medial IDs Support Diabetes Awareness

Diabetes doesn’t stop. It is 24/7, 365 days a year. By calling on our local communities to take a public stand through social media, we continue to shine a light on the issue of diabetes and those who live with it each and every day.

November has been declared American Diabetes Month. To help raise awareness and show our support for the diabetes community, American Medical ID has collaborated with the American Diabetes Association to create a special medical ID bracelet for those with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. This limited edition medical ID bracelet features the logo of the American Diabetes Association’s Stop Diabetes® campaign. A portion of the proceeds from every sale is donated to help fund the American Diabetes Association.

The United States is losing the battle against diabetes. Type 2 diabetes, which accounts for more than 90 percent of diabetes cases, has been linked to older age and family history, although it is increasingly being diagnosed in younger Americans and is associated with obesity and inactivity. Nearly 80 million Americans are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

“We’re excited to further grow this campaign and heighten the overall awareness of diabetes across the United States,” stated Larry Hausner, Chief Executive Officer of the American Diabetes Association, the nation's largest voluntary health organization leading the fight to Stop Diabetes®. “Diabetes doesn’t stop. It is 24/7, 365 days a year. By calling on our local communities to take a public stand through social media, we continue to shine a light on the issue of diabetes and those who live with it each and every day.”

American Medical ID also offers support to low income people with diabetes through an outreach program to medical professionals focused on diabetes. American Medical ID provides diabetes medical ID bracelets at no cost to diabetes educators, doctors, and clinics that serve low income families.

“Leading medical institutions and diabetes related non-profits recommend the use of medical IDs for people with diabetes. Why? Because wearing a medical ID can save a diabetic’s life. We offer this program to diabetes educators, doctors, and clinics as a way to give back to the community, but also simply as a way to help those in need,” said Rick Russell, President and CEO of American Medical ID.

Since 1994, Houston-based, employee owned and operated, American Medical ID has created high quality, customized medical identification jewelry. The medical IDs are available with various styles of bracelets, necklaces, and sports bands, in gold, gold-filled, sterling silver, stainless steel, titanium, silicone, and nylon. Each medical ID is custom fitted and personalized with complimentary engraving. Candidates for a medical ID include anyone living with chronic or rare medical conditions such as diabetes, asthma, heart conditions, stroke risk or memory impairment; persons with allergies such as food, drug or insect; and those taking multiple medications or blood thinners. For more information about American Medical ID, visit http://www.IdentifyYourself.com or call (713) 695-0284.

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