NATIONAL DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH WITH ACTOR DEREK THELER
Star of upcoming Marvel TV series discusses living with diabetes and his work to raise money and awareness for diabetes charities during National Diabetes Awareness Month (November)
More than 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes, according to a new report released today by the CDC. The report finds that as of 2015, more than 30 million Americans – 9% of the U.S. population – have diabetes.
Derek Theler, star of TV Series Baby Daddy and the upcoming Marvel TV series New Warriors, will discuss his journey with diabetes and how he manages it day-to-day. He was diagnosed at age three and has never let the disease prevent him from living the life he wants. He began his acting career in 2009 and is committed to spreading the word about diabetes research and new technology.
Derek has partnered with Dexcom (a continuous glucose monitoring system manufacturer to help manage diabetes) and its Call of the Warrior campaign in honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month to raise awareness and funds for diabetes charities.
For every Warrior Call photo or video posted in November on Facebook or Instagram with hashtag #WarriorUP, Dexcom will donate one dollar (up to $250,000) to diabetes charities, including Children with Diabetes, JDRF, Beyond Type 1, TCOYD and College Diabetes Network.
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