Diabetes Alert Day
American Diabetes Association Diabetes Alert Day®, observed annually on the 4th Tuesday in March, is a 1-day wake-up call to inform the American public about the seriousness of diabetes, particularly when diabetes is left undiagnosed or untreated.
Diabetes Alert Day 2018 was observed on Tuesday, March 27.
Did You Know?
- Diabetes affects about 30.3 million Americans or about 9.4 percent of the U.S. population.
- Nearly 1 in 4 adults with diabetes, or 7.2 million Americans, are unaware that they have the disease.
- Another 84.1 million Americans have prediabetes, a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.
- Nine out of 10 adults with prediabetes don’t know they have it.
If you have a family history of diabetes, you have a greater chance of developing type 2 diabetes. You are also more likely to develop type 2 diabetes if you are over age 45, are overweight, or are not physically active.
If you are at risk for type 2 diabetes, take steps to take care of yourself and stay healthy.
- Know your family health history
- Take the first step to delay or prevent type 2 diabetes with Your Game Plan to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes.
- If you are dealing with a health issue, you may find that you struggle at one time or another. Get started by making a plan and choosing a goal that's right for you.
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It's #DiabetesAlertDay! #DYK that 84 million Americans have #prediabetes? Take @AmDiabetesAssn's #Diabetes Risk Test to know your risk: www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/diabetes/overview/risk-factors-type-2-diabetes/diabetes-risk-test
#DiabetesAlertDay: Could you have diabetes and not know it? Take the @AmDiabetesAssn’s Diabetes Risk Test to find out: www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/diabetes/overview/risk-factors-type-2-diabetes/diabetes-risk-test
It's Diabetes Alert Day! Did you know that 84 million Americans have prediabetes? Take the @AmericanDiabetesAssociation's Diabetes Risk Test to see if you are at risk for type 2: www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/diabetes/overview/risk-factors-type-2-diabetes/diabetes-risk-test
Could you have diabetes and not know it? Take the @AmDiabetesAssn’s Diabetes Risk Test to learn more: www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/diabetes/overview/risk-factors-type-2-diabetes/diabetes-risk-test