Defeat Diabetes Foundation's newest community endeavor the KIDD™ Project

What is the KIDD™ Project?

KIDD Stands for:

Kids Initiative to Defeat Diabetes®

Sadly, 1 of every 3 children is at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes in their lifetime. The future cost of that statistic in healthcare and lives lost is unacceptable – especially when Type 2 diabetes may be prevented as much as 95% of the time with appropriate information and education. The KIDD™ Project is a collection of programs designed to reach out to children, parents and school nurses, teachers and administrators to provide them with tools for:

  • Early identification of diabetes
  • To prevent diabetes through lifestyle changes
  • To create a healthier school environment

What is the KIDD™ Solution?

The KIDD™ Project is a proactive response to the alarming statistic that 1 in 3 children is at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in their lifetime. Recognizing the urgent need for intervention, this initiative aims to address the preventable nature of this health issue through education and action. Its primary objectives include early identification of diabetes, promoting lifestyle changes to prevent its onset, and fostering healthier school environments. 

To raise awareness and engage children in healthier habits, the KIDD™ Project organizes a monthly event known as “KIDD Project Get Out and Play Days” This event is dedicated to promoting physical activity and immersive engagement in games and activities that encourage children to stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle. KIDD Project Get Out and Play Days provides a platform for children, parents, school nurses, teachers, and administrators to come together and access resources aimed at preventing Type 2 diabetes. Through fun and interactive experiences, participants are empowered with the knowledge and tools needed to make informed choices about their health. 

By setting aside a day dedicated to promoting physical activity and healthy living, the KIDD™ Project seeks to instill lifelong habits that can significantly reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes among children. Through collaborative efforts and community engagement, the initiative strives to create a future where the prevalence of this preventable disease is greatly reduced, leading to improved overall well-being and reduced healthcare costs. Pro


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