Rockville, Maryland — As one of 30 million people living with diabetes in the United States, President and CEO of BLH Technologies, Inc. Benjamin L. Harris, CGMA, CPA, knows the challenges individuals face with this serious condition.
“Diabetes is a serious condition, especially if it is undiagnosed or not treated. However, individuals need to be informed about such conditions and advocate for their health,” said Mr. Harris.
More than eight million children and adults in the United States are unaware they have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Observed annually on the fourth Tuesday in March, American Diabetes Association Alert Day is a one-day event that helps to serve as a wake-up call to inform the American public about the seriousness of diabetes. This year, American Diabetes Association Alert Day will take place on March 24, 2015. The Alert Day campaign will continue through April 21 with the theme: “Take It. Share It. Step Out.”
Event activities will include asking the public to take a free Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. In addition to taking the risk test and sharing it with others, the campaign will involve asking individuals to begin living a healthy and active lifestyle by starting or joining a team for a Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes event in their neighborhood. The majority of these events will take place in October.
BLH encourages its employees to engage in a healthy lifestyle and get regular physical activity by sponsoring various events throughout the year. BLH’s commitment to improving global public health can also be seen through the company’s efforts to partner with multiple Federal agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health.
BLH Technologies, Inc. is a professional and technical services firm offering talent and skill to Federal and State governments and private-sector businesses in four core areas: data analytics and research, communications and outreach, safety monitoring, and technology solutions. BLH’s website is www.blhtech.com.