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. 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

Today, the American Diabetes Association suggests you take the Type 2 Diabetes risk test found at

Gift Guidelines

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

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