AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION ALERT DAY

DIABETES ALERT DAY

American Diabetes Association Diabetes Alert Day® is on March 23! Observed annually on the fourth Tuesday in March, this holiday is a one-day “wake-up call” that focuses on the seriousness of the condition and the importance of understanding your risk. We encourage you to find out if you—or someone you love—are at risk for type 2 by taking this quick and simple Diabetes Risk Test.

American Diabetes Association Alert Day

DID YOU KNOW?

  • The condition affects about 34.2 million Americans or about 10.5 percent of the U.S. population.

  • Nearly 1 in 5 adults living with the condition, or 7.3 million Americans, are unaware that they have it.

  • Approximately 88 million people aged 18 years or older have prediabetes, a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as the real thing.

  • More than 84 percent of people living with prediabetes don’t know they have it.

  • About 50 percent of women with gestational diabetes go on to develop into type 2. It often develops in women when they are pregnant.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIABETES AND DIGESTIVE AND KIDNEY DISEASES

 

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