Join us for the 7th Annual Victors’ 5k Run/Walk for Diabetes Awareness!

We welcome the most avid runners in training to those who prefer to walk or jog the route on Saturday, April 11th! Our registration site is now UP! Click on the button below to register.  Only $20 if you pre-register! Race day registration begins at 1:00pm, and the race begins promptly at 2:00pm. See you at Nichols’ Arboretum! Update: Check out the race map!

Click HERE to register!

Arb Race Map

About the race: Diabetes is currently the FASTEST GROWING DISEASE in the United States!  Your support of this event will help us with funding the outstanding and vital programs and services that are provided by charities that SDA supports. These charities have often included the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the National Kidney Foundation, and the American Diabetes Association.

D.R.E.A.M (Diabetes Research & Education Advocates of Michigan)

The mission of D.R.E.A.M. is to fund research projects and educational programs to discover a  cure for diabetes , and benefit those with diabetes and other childhood diseases.
>> D.R.E.A.M. has partnered with the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital to fund research of pediatric endocrinology and childhood diabetes.. Monies raised by D.R.E.A.M. will be donated to U-M to aid in various research projects. We are hosting our first fundraising event, Battle of the Bands, on May 2, at Edgewood Country Club in Commerce Township, MI.D.R.E.A.M._EventFlyer_ForPrint

Diabetes FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions
(about Diabetes!)

• So what is Diabetes anyway?
 Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal. The pancreas, which normally makes insulin, either cannot produce or cannot get insulin into the blood cells causing the sugar to build up. There are 2 types, Type 1 and Type 2.
• What are the symptoms of Diabetes?
 Often symptoms of excessive thirst, frequent urination, unexplained weight loss, extreme hunger, and sudden vision changes often signify the onset of Diabetes.
• What are the types of Diabetes?
 Type 1 is juvenile onset Diabetes and is treated with insulin, either by injections into the body or with a device called an insulin pump.
 Type 2 is the fastest growing type of Diabetes. Once diagnosed only in adults, this is a growing diagnosis for young overweight children. Can be treated with insulin, pills, and evidence of a strict Vegan diet have also shown vast improvement.
• Can Diabetes be prevented?
 Studies have been conducted showing that regular eating and a healthy lifestyle can reduce the risk for Type 2 Diabetes. Prevention of Type 1 Diabetes has not yet been found.
• Is there a cure for Diabetes?
 The Diabetes community is currently working to prevent Diabetes, cure Diabetes, and improve the quality of care for those who have Diabetes. Currently, there is no cure but thanks to your efforts in supporting our 5K run for Diabetes awareness, we are continuing to grow closer to finding a cure!