Lilly USA, LLC and Vision Racing Encourage Fans to get on Track With Their Health
Vision Racing Wellness Tour Offers Free Diabetes Screenings and Information at IndyCar Series Races
While receiving a diabetes check-up may not be considered a typical racetrack activity, race fans may be surprised to learn just how common diabetes is and about the seriousness of its resulting complications. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes affects nearly 24 million Americans nationwide; nearly one-fourth, or approximately 6 million of those affected are unaware that they have the disease.(1) Furthermore, diabetes is associated with an increased risk for a number of serious and potentially life-threatening complications, such as blindness, kidney failure and leg amputations, among others.(2) The Vision Racing Wellness Tour aims to provide people with the education and resources they need to be aware of diabetes and other important health issues.
"Through our partnership with Vision Racing, we have a great opportunity to bring a truly unique health offering to the track," said
Vision Racing team drivers
"At Vision Racing, we're known for our skills on the racetrack, but our commitment to the fans extends off the track as well," said Vision Racing Owner
Throughout the month of May, the Wellness Tour will provide three days of free diabetes testing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, culminating with the
About Eli Lilly and Company
Lilly, a leading innovation-driven corporation, is developing a growing portfolio of first-in-class and best-in-class pharmaceutical products by applying the latest research from its own worldwide laboratories and from collaborations with eminent scientific organizations. Headquartered in
About Lilly Diabetes
For more than 85 years, Lilly has been a worldwide leader in pioneering industry-leading solutions to support people living with and treating diabetes. Lilly introduced the world's first commercial insulin in 1923, and remains at the forefront of medical and delivery device innovation to manage diabetes. Lilly is also committed to providing solutions beyond therapy -- practical tools, education and support programs to help overcome barriers to success along the diabetes journey. At Lilly, the journeys of each person living with or treating diabetes inspire ours. For more information, visit www.lillydiabetes.com.
About Vision Racing
Vision Racing is owned and operated by
(1) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). National diabetes Fact Sheet: General Information and National Estimates on Diabetes in
(2) American Diabetes Association. Type 2 Diabetes Complications. http://www.diabetes.org/type-2-diabetes/complications.jsp.
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