Today is Diabetes Alert Day!Angie Godinez
Today is American Diabetes Association Alert Day.
More than 29 million Americans have diabetes; of those, nearly 8 million don’t know they have the disease. Today marks the American Diabetes Association’s 29th annual Alert Day, an opportunity to sound the alarm about the prevalence and risks of type 2 diabetes by asking Americans to take our Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test.
The free, anonymous risk test only takes a minute to complete and is available online at diabetes.org/risktest. By answering questions such as “Do you have a family history of diabetes?” and “Are you physically active?” participants can learn if they’re at risk for having type 2 diabetes in 60 seconds.
Research has shown that you can significantly delay or prevent the development of Type 2 Diabetes with healthy food choices, weight loss, exercise and medication. However, knowing that you are at increased risk is the first step. Take the risk test today, and then share it with family, friends and colleagues to ensure your loved ones know their risk.
We believe that knowing your risk for type 2 diabetes is the key to prevention. Don’t delay!