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Today is the Day – Learn Your Risk

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March 22, 2016 by admin

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Dear Readers,

Stop what you’re doing right now and take this 7-question test. Your health is worth one minute of your undivided attention, isn’t it? 

Johanna Burani, MS, RD, CDE

This is the message released by the American Diabetes Association:

 

Today, Americans are being urged to take the Diabetes Risk Test and to share it with everyone they care about to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

It only takes a minute to find out if you are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

We encourage you to take the quick online type 2 Diabetes Risk Test. You’ll be asked to answer simple questions about your weight, age, family history, and other potential risk factors for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. It’s that simple, and it’s anonymous.

The American Diabetes Association will provide health improvement tips to everyone who takes the test. Those at high risk will want to check with their health care provider to take action right away. We hope you will share the test with everyone you care about, including family members, friends, and colleagues. 

Why is American Diabetes Association Alert Day so important?

Diabetes is a serious disease. Nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States live with its challenges every day. More than a quarter of them-8 million-don’t even know they have it and aren’t getting the medical care they need.

What’s more, an additional 86 million have prediabetes, which puts them at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. People with prediabetes have blood glucose (sugar) higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. 

American Diabetes Association Alert Day sounds the alarm so people can take action and get the medical care they need to live well.

1ee79234-0ac4-4951-9076-62626f72785bOnce you’ve taken the test, share this digital badge to encourage your friends and family to take it, too. Or use the forward button below to send this to email contacts.

Remember, by understanding your risk, you can take the necessary steps to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. 

TAKE THE TEST NOW

Download the paper test below:

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Morristown, NJ, USA

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