I took it. I shared it. Did you?
When I think about all the reasons that walking and fundraising through Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is important to the American Diabetes Association, I put Alert Day® at the top of that list. One of the reasons we are able to raise such a high level of awareness on this one important day each year, is because of funds raised through Step Out. If you’re a walker – you are helping to make Alert Day happen!
Yesterday was the 24th annual American Diabetes Association Alert Day! Held every fourth Tuesday in March, it’s the American Diabetes Association’s one-day “wake up call” where we are asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to assess their risk for type 2 diabetes.
Did you know one in three American adults is at risk for developing type 2 diabetes? This means that over 79 million American adults have the possibility of developing a disease that can lead to deadly complications, a disease that strikes nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States. Nearly 7 million Americans, 25 percent, are unaware that they already have the disease. We must take action now to Stop Diabetes®.
Is it possible that you or someone you know may be at risk for type 2 diabetes? We’re asking everyone to “Take it. Share it.” – take the American Diabetes Association’s free Diabetes Risk Test – a series of questions about your weight, age, family history and other potential risks for developing type 2 diabetes and share it with everyone you know. For every Diabetes Risk Test taken, Boar’s Head® — manufacturer of premium delicatessen products — will donate $5 to the American Diabetes Association, starting March 27 through April 27, 2012, up to $50,000. The Diabetes Risk Test is available in English and Spanish on our Facebook page, at stopdiabetes.com or by calling 1-800-DIABETES.
Knowing your risk is the first step in prevention or early treatment of type 2 diabetes. It is time to know your risk. Take the time to find out if you or someone you know is at risk and speak to your healthcare provider immediately.
Together, we can Stop Diabetes. Take the Diabetes Risk Test today and spread the word about this terrible disease and its devastating complications.
Remember, you or someone you love may be at risk. Don’t wait any longer – take the test. You need to know.
Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes
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