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Last Updated: 2015-05-01

American Diabetes Association

The Mayor’s Healthy Richmond Campaign is excited to partner with the American Diabetes Association to bring awareness to diabetes prevention and management. With over 130,000 in the Greater Richmond community living with diabetes, our partnership is vital in the promotion of health and well-being across the city.

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Mayor Jones issued a proclamation recognizing March 24, 2015 as American Diabetes Association Alert Day in the City of Richmond, and he encouraged all residents to take the risk test and start living a healthy and active lifestyle to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. “I am delighted that the Mayor’s Healthy Richmond Campaign is joining efforts with the American Diabetes Association to encourage residents to take the Diabetes Risk Test,” said Mayor Jones. “Good health not only makes for a more fulfilling and enjoyable life, but the adoption of healthy lifestyle behaviors matched with proper healthcare can prevent many diseases and conditions like diabetes that impact the physical and economic well-being of our entire community.” View Press Release.

View Mayor Jones' proclamation

You are invited to participate in National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 with some fun and easy ways to GET UP & MOVE! According to the ADA, research shows that sitting for long periods of time increases your risk of death from virtually all health problems. People spend an average of 5 hours and 41 minutes per day sitting at work each week. The American Diabetes Association recommends that everyone, including people with diabetes, limit the amount of time they spend sitting.

The American Diabetes Association has created an e-toolkit that we are sharing to empower individuals to engage in fun, healthy activities that get us out of our chairs and moving – every 90 minutes, if not more! The e-toolkit includes everything from implementation tips, social media posts, email templates, “Prep to Step” ideas to participate in ADA’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes on October 17, 2015 and more.

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