Diabetes Walk breaks records despite cold temps

Diabetes Walk breaks records despite cold temps

Diabetes Walk breaks records despite cold temps

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by Doug Proffitt

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 20, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 22 at 10:54 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A cool fall day in Louisville with temperatures in the high 40’s didn’t stop more than 1500 walkers and runners from showing up to support this year’s Step Out: The Walk to Stop Diabetes on the Great Lawn of Waterfront Park.

A record number of teams registered for the event and donations exceeded the $200,000 mark.

At the event, companies offered free blood sugar testing, which can change your life in under a minute.  Many people live with diabetes and don’t even know they have it.

In the crowd were folks who’ve had diabetes for a year and some for more than 20 years.

On stage, WHAS11's Doug Proffitt had the honor of recognizing Jim Keller of Louisville.  Jim has controlled his diabetes for 50 years now and is Type One, which means he must take regular insulin shots.  He’s a great inspiration to those who wonder if there’s hope living with the disease that now affects 400,000 Kentuckians. 

WHAS11 has sponsored the Step Out for 5 years.
 

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