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'Diabetes Beatdown' raises awareness at local event


October 23, 2019

Runners competing at the Sweet Medical Center Diabetes Beatdown this past Saturday all passed through the competitive timing arch at the start of their race. Competitors were challenged to perform their best with each being electronically timed. More than 70 runners competed during the event that provided four races to choose from, a one mile, three mile of five mile race or an enjoyable one mile fun run/walk.

The Sweet Medical Center held their first ever Diabetes Beatdown this past Saturday at the Blaine County Fairgrounds. The purpose of the event was to raise awareness about Diabetes. The disease affects so many Blaine County Citizens and the goal was to educate the general public about it.

Most people dealing with Diabetes in our area struggle with Type 2 while a smaller number, about 5% deal with Type 1.

Type 1 - Commonly believed to be an autoimmune condition where for unknown reasons the persons body attacks the beta cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. The damage is irreversible...

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