Health

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DIABETES AWARENESS

In memory of Oscar Thomas, the foundation spreads the message of diabetes education, health and wellness. The National Diabetes 2020 Statistics Report revealed that 34.2 million people or just over 1 in 10 have diabetes and 88 million have pre-diabetes.

Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, non-traumatic lower-limb amputations, and new cases of blindness among adults in the U.S. Ranked the seventh leading cause of death in the Americas, a major cause of heart disease and stroke, diabetes is one of the most rampant diseases of our time.

 

With these startling statistics, the OTF participates in diabetes walks, hosts educational workshops, cooking classes and shares information for and about the disease.