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 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 https://donations.diabetes.org/site/SPageServer?JServSessionIdr004=cus4hrt511.app221a&pagename=SD_risk_test_english
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