2nd Annual ADA Sailing Regatta

This year the American Diabetes Association is holding itís 2nd Annual ADA Sailing Regatta. Everyone who comes to the regatta is encouraged to donate to the American Diabetes Association, and have a fun weekend on the water. The regatta will feature 2 sponsored sailing races Saturday, July 27th and 2 races Sunday, July 28th on Lake Minnetonka, MN. It will be hosted by Wayzata Yacht Club and presented by Bayside Bank and Mortgage. In addition to the races, this event will also feature a silent auction, lunches, beverages, and snacks. 


Additional sponsors are: Northern Breezes Sailing Magazine, Sears Imported Autos, Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine, SunSail Charters, White Bear Boat Works, Minnetonka Yacht Club, Digital River and Billy Black - photographer for sail.

Background


The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. The mission of the organization is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. To fulfill this mission, the American Diabetes Association funds research, publishes scientific findings, provides information and other services to people with diabetes, their families, health care professionals and the public. The Association is also actively involved in advocating for scientific research and for the rights of people with diabetes. 


Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. The cause of diabetes is a mystery, although both genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and lack of exercise appear to play roles. There are two major types of diabetes: 

Type 1 - A disease in which the body does not produce any insulin, most often occurring in children and young adults. People with Type 1 diabetes must take daily insulin injections to stay alive. Type 1 diabetes accounts for 5 to 10 percent of diabetes. 

Type 2 - A metabolic disorder resulting from the body's inability to make enough, or properly use, insulin. It is the most common form of the disease. Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90 to 95 percent of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is nearing epidemic proportions, due to an increased number of older Americans, and a greater prevalence of obesity and sedentary lifestyles. 

For more information or to sponsor the event, please contact Gale Peterson at 763-593-5333 x6591.