American Diabetes Association Alert Day

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When Celebrated

Always the fourth Tuesday of March

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About the Holiday

American Diabetes Association Alert Day was created as a wake up call and to create awareness if you're 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 estimated to have prediabetes". There are four types of diabetes: type 1, type 2, pre-diabetes, and gestational diabetes. WebMd.com states about Type 2 diabetes "obesity and lack of physical activity are two of the most common causes of this form of diabetes. It is also responsible for nearly 95% of diabetes cases in the United States, according to the CDC."

Signs that you or someone you know may have diabetes may be found at http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/symptoms/

Today, the American Diabetes Association suggests you take the Type 2 Diabetes risk test found at http://www.diabetes.org/are-you-at-risk/diabetes-risk-test/

Gift Guidelines

  • Diabetics Medical Alert bracelet, necklace, or pin
  • Diabetic Health basket
  • Exercise DVD
  • Diabetic cook book

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