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Health Tips from the Mayor: Diabetes Alert Day is Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Posted: March 21, 2014

Diabetes Alert Day is Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 is Diabetes Alert Day

The American Diabetes Association’s Alert Day, which is held every fourth Tuesday in March, is a one-day “wake-up call” asking the American public to take the diabetes risk test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes is a serious disease that strikes nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States, and a quarter of them—seven million—do not even know they have it. An additional 79 million, or one in three American adults, have pre-diabetes, which puts them at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

You can be part of the movement to Stop Diabetes® and get your free diabetes risk test (English or Spanish), as well as information about diabetes and joining a Step Out event by visiting the association on Facebook or by calling 1.800.DIABETES (1.800.342.2383).

Don’t forget to “Take It. Share It. Step Out.” starting on Alert Day.