Diabetes Awareness Night at Miller Park

Today, about one in 10 Americans has diabetes.  Another 86 million adults, or nearly one in four – has prediabetes These people are at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes … as well as heart disease or stroke.

The American Diabetes Association together with Novo Nordisk and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin are here tonight to encourage fans to learn more about the importance of diet and exercise in helping people live longer, healthier lives.

Brewers Diabetes Awareness Night

Our guests on the field before the game today wanted fans to know that diet and exercise can help prevent the onset of type two diabetes in those with prediabetes, and can reduce complications among people who have diabetes.

Michael Herold of Milwaukee has had type 2 diabetes for several years.  When Michael’s weight spiraled out of control, he used diet and exercise to improve his health and, in doing so,  lost 50 pounds and significantly reduced his blood glucose level.

Today, Michael is more active than he’s been in years and  his new found health has changed his outlook on life. Through the guidance of the doctors at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin, Michael has seen that his lifestyle changes will continue to improve his chances of having fewer diabetes-related complications throughout his life.

We congratulate Michael, we wish him the very best in meeting his new goal to lose 50 more pounds, and we encourage fans to learn more about the importance of diet and exercise in preventing the onset of type two diabetes and living healthier lives in general.

-Cait

JohnandCait@Brewers.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Comment

Hi Cait! Love that there was a Diabetes Awareness night. Perhaps the next time around some diabetic friendly ballpark snacks/food could be made available for purchase by the many diabetic Brewer fans!

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