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.
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