Health Tips from the Mayor: Diabetes Alert Day is Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Posted: March 21, 2014
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.