American Diabetes Association Alert Day
Always the fourth Tuesday of March
About the Holiday
American Diabetes Association Alert Day was created as a wake up call and to create awareness for people who are at risk for Type 2 diabetes as some cases may be prevented. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), more than a third of adults are estimated to have prediabetes. There are four types of diabetes: type 1, type 2, pre-diabetes, and gestational diabetes. WebMd.com states that obesity and lack of physical activity are two of the most common causes of Type 2 diabetes and, according to the CDC, is responsible for nearly 95% of diabetes cases in the United States. Signs that you, or someone you know, may have diabetes may be found at diabetes.org.
Today, the American Diabetes Association suggests you take the Type 2 Diabetes risk test which can be found here.
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