Tuesday, March 27, 2018 has been named American Diabetes Association Alert Day by the ADA, to sound the alarm about the prevalence of type 2 diabetes. Everyone is encouraged to take the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test. The test is free, anonymous and takes a minute to complete. By answering questions such as “Do you have a family history of diabetes?” and “Are you physically active?” you can learn if you are at risk in 60 seconds.
- · Diabetes affects about 30.3 million Americans – 9.4 percent of the US population
- · Nearly 1 in 4 adults with diabetes are unaware that they have the disease
Physical activity can do a lot for your health and it’s never too late to get active. Maintaining a healthy weight can also help to prevent and manage problems like prediabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
One in three Americans is at risk for developing type 2 diabetes that can lead to complications such as kidney disease, blindness and amputations. Type 2 diabetes does not have to be permanent; it can be prevented or delayed with a healthy lifestyle. You can learn more at http://www.diabetes.org/ .
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