“4th Annual Golf Scramble for Riley’s Type I Diabetes Research”
Green River Kiwanis will hold it’s 4th Annual Golf Scramble for Riley’s Hospital for Children’s Type I (Juvenile on Set) Diabetes Research. It will be held on Friday, May 20, 2011 at Cambridge Golf Course. A lunch will be served at 11:00 AM with a 12 Noon shotgun start. Indiana Kiwanis has pledge $1 million to the research efforts at Riley over four years. This is the forth and final year of the pledge.
Diabetes is a top killer disease and causes blindness, kidney disease, heart disease and amputations. It has taken the likes of Johnny Cash and Bernie Mac long before their time. Type I Diabetes was formally known as Juvenile on Set and insulin dependent.
- 6.9 out of every 100 adults in Indiana has diabetes, ranking it 18th highest in the nation for the ratio of people with diabetes to the general population.
- 27.5 out of every adult 100,000 deaths in Indiana are due to diabetes; ranking the 18th highest in the nation for deaths due to diabetes.
- In 2005, 373,000 Indiana adults were diagnosed with diabetes and by 2007 9% of the total adult population had been diagnosed with diabetes
Diagnosed: 18.8 million people
Undiagnosed: 7.0 million people
Prediabetes: 79 million people*
New Cases: 1.9 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed in people aged 20 years and older in 2010.
* In contrast to the 2007 National Diabetes Fact Sheet, which used fasting glucose data to estimate undiagnosed diabetes and prediabetes, the 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet uses both fasting glucose and A1C levels to derive estimates for undiagnosed diabetes and prediabetes. These tests were chosen because they are most frequently used in clinical practice.