Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. is collaborating with the American Diabetes Association to launch Teaming Up to Take On Diabetes, a national educational campaign intended to help the nearly 30 million Americans living with diabetes better understand and manage the disease.
The campaign will begin at a Washington Redskins game in Landover, Md., on Dec.7. Activities include education booths and in-stadium videos to help educate people about type 2 diabetes and the importance of controlling blood glucose levels.
Teaming Up to Take On Diabetes program resources also are available at diabetes.org/teamup, where people can receive free tools for healthy living, learn how to better manage type 2 diabetes and hear from Trent Williams, offensive tackle and two-time Pro Bowler for the Washington Redskins and the campaign's health ambassador.
"Everyone has heard about diabetes, but some people may not realize how serious it can be. I lost my grandfather to complications of type 2 diabetes when I was young," said Williams. "I hope that through my work with the American Diabetes Association, I can inspire people to find new ways to treat and even prevent the disease. Staying healthy is important for all of us—players and fans alike."
"Janssen is proud to collaborate with the American Diabetes Association on the Teaming Up to Take On Diabetes campaign," said Nauman Shah, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Metabolics, Janssen. "We are committed to providing educational resources and therapeutic solutions to help those affected by type 2 diabetes live healthier lives."