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2017 Diabetes Alert Day

American Diabetes Association Alert Day®, observed annually on the fourth Tuesday in March, is a one-day wake-up call to inform the American public about the seriousness of diabetes, particularly when diabetes is left undiagnosed or untreated. This year Diabetes Alert Day will be observed on March 24, 2015.​​

 Step 1​

Take the Diabetes Risk Test to learn your risk for type 2 diabetes.

Step ​​2

If you're at risk for type 2 diabetes, take steps to prevent or delay the onset of the disease.

Meet Others Who Are Preventing Diabetes


Photo of Holly 
Holly
Preventing Diabetes
Photo of Latecia 
Latecia
Preventing Diabetes​​










Help Spread the ​Word

Use these NDEP resources to support your Diabetes Alert Day outreach efforts:​

Videos

Videos

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Video
Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Video (4:56)

​Getting the whole family involved in becoming more active and making healthy food choices can make it easier to lose weight and prevent type 2 diabetes.

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes: Maintaining a Healthy Weight Video
Preventing Type 2 Diabetes: Maintaining a Healthy Weight Video (3:50)

Losing weight wasn't easy for Latecia, but after seeing her mom live with diabetes, she knew she needed to make changes in her life to prevent the disease.​

Healthy Eating with Diabetes Video
Healthy Eating with Diabetes Video (4:39)

Making changes in the way you eat can be difficult. Learn about small steps for healthy eating to help you manage your weight.​

Physical Activity: Practical Tips and Action Steps Video
Physical Activity: Practical Tips and Action Steps Video (3:10)

Being physically active can help you prevent and manage diabetes. Find out how to take small steps to become more active and keep it up over time.​

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