American Diabetes Association’s Alert Day

Today is the American Diabetes Association’s Alert Day. This is a one-day wake-up call for the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

♦ Recent estimates suggest that as many as 1 in 3 U.S. adults will have diabetes by 2050, unless we take action now

♦ Nearly 1 in 3 American adults have prediabetes.

I Ignored The Wake-Up Call

I was prediabetic for nearly 3 years before I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2011. I did not take the early warning seriously, and I did little to improve my health. I regret my laziness.

Type 2 diabetes can be managed through nutrition and exercise; the things we should be doing even if we are not at risk for diabetes. Making these lifestyle changes as a prediabetic may help you avoid diabetes. The difference between taking action early and waiting until you are diagnosed may be your body’s long-term ability to produce insulin. Health begins with awareness.

Take The Diabetes Risk Test Now!

Take 1 minute now to protect your health for a lifetime, and complete the Diabetes Risk TestShare your results with your family and close friends, and encourage them to take the test.

You can help spread the word about Alert Day, and the Diabetes Risk Test.

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