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 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. 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

Today, the American Diabetes Association suggests you take the Type 2 Diabetes risk test which can be found here.

Gift Guidelines

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

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