American Diabetes Association Diabetes Alert Day® is today! Observed annually on the fourth Tuesday in March, Diabetes Alert Day is a one-day “wake-up call” that focuses on the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of understanding your risk. Did You Know?
-34.3 million Americans (9.4%) of the U.S. population have diabetes/
-1 in 5 adults living with diabetes are unaware that they have the disease. -88 million Americans have prediabetes.
-Eight out of 10 adults with prediabetes don’t know they have it.
The sooner you know you’re at risk, the sooner you can take steps to prevent or manage diabetes. 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. We encourage you to find out if you (or someone you love) is at risk for type 2 diabetes by taking this online risk test. If you are at risk for diabetes, schedule a free consultation today to learn how our programs and services can help you eat healthier, become more active, lose weight and cut your risk for getting type 2 diabetes in half.