The Bottom Line: National American Diabetes Association Alert Day is observed on the fourth Tuesday of every March – in 2017, that’s today!
The Full Story:
National American Diabetes Association Alert Day is observed on the fourth Tuesday of every March – in 2017, that’s today! This day is a one-day “wake-up call” to inform the American public about the seriousness of diabetes and encourages all to take the diabetes risk test and learn about your family’s history of diabetes.
The point of the exercise? To encourage the American public to find out if they’re at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
- Diabetes is a serious disease that strikes nearly 30-million children and adults in the United States, and more than a quarter of them, 8-million, don’t even know they have it.
- An additional 86-million people have pre-diabetes, which puts them at high risk for type 2 diabetes. People who are overweight or under-active are at higher risk for pre-diabetes and ultimately, diabetes.