American Diabetes Association Alert Day - Take the Test
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 07:40
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Diabetes continues to grow as a major health concern across the United States, but on Tuesday you have a chance to do something about it.
This Tuesday, March 28, is American Diabetes Association Alert Day, a day to sound the alarm about the prevalence of type 2 diabetes in American adults by asking Americans to take the American Diabetes Association Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test.¬†
The free, anonymous risk test is available online or via a one-sided handout, and only takes a minute to complete. With questions such as "Do you have a family history of diabetes" and "Are you physically active," participants can learn if they‚Äôre at risk for type 2 diabetes in 60 seconds. - See more at: www.diabetes.org/are-you-at-risk/
‚ÄúDiabetes is a disease that can be managed,‚ÄĚ said Douglas County Health Director, Dr. Adi Pour. ‚ÄúBut you need to know if you have the disease.‚ÄĚ
¬†More than 25 million Americans, including more than 100,000 in Nebraska, have diabetes, but roughly 7 million are not aware of it, meaning they lack management and treatment of their disease. Educating and informing them is the purpose of testing and Diabetes Awareness Month.