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March 23rd is American Diabetes Association Alert Day

Posted Mar 23 2010 4:59am

According to the American Diabetes Association between the day this movement started on October 29, 2009 and today, over 570,000 of our friends, family members and colleagues have been diagnosed with diabetes. That’s one person every 20 seconds. Join the movement and Stop Diabetes!

We wanted to share some facts from the American Diabetes Association:

One in 5 Americans is at risk for Type 2 diabetes.

Nearly 6 million people have diabetes and don’t know it.

Diabetes is the #1 cause of blindness in adults.

Diabetes doubles your risk for heart attack and stroke.

1 in 3 American children born today will develop diabetes if current trends continue.

March 23, 2010 is the 22nd annual American Diabetes Association Alert Day.  It’s the day we want you to learn your risk for type 2 diabetes by taking the simple Diabetes Risk Test online. It’s the day to ask if your loved ones could be could be a part of the 57 million Americans at risk for type 2 diabetes – and it’s the day to share the Diabetes Risk Test with them. It’s the day to Stop Diabetes by taking steps toward prevention.

Visit http://stopdiabetes.diabetes.org/site/PageServer?pagename=SD_alert_main  to take the Diabetes Risk Test Today!!

Looking for more info about diabetes visit the American Diabetes Association site at http://www.diabetes.org/

Looking for more info about preventing heart disease and stroke visit www.heart-strong.com


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