American Diabetes Association Alert Day ® 2018

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By : Raghuvarya Bollina

Diabetes Alert Day is here!  This day, observed annually on the fourth Tuesday of March is a 1-day wake-up call to inform the American public about the seriousness of diabetes.  The day is particularly a day to call to action undiagnosed or untreated diabetes.

Some Diabetes Facts:

  • Diabetes affects about 30 million of people in the United States
  • 1 in 4 adults with diabetes are unaware they have the disease
  • 84 million Americans have prediabetes
  • 9 out of 10 adults with prediabetes don’t know they have it

Take a Risk Test:

Everyone on this day should take the Type 2 Risk test offered by the ADA.  It’s free, quick and anonymous and can help you save your life.

Click here to take the test.

You can download a PDF version of the test here.

Get ADA’s Free Alert Day Tool-Kit here.

Learn More:

What does Prediabetes Really Mean?

What is type 1 diabetes?

What is type 2 diabetes?

What is type 3 diabetes?

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