Could You Be At Risk For Diabetes And Not Know It? Find Out.
On Diabetes Alert Day, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) will Sound the Alert” about the dangers of diabetes. Observed on the fourth Tuesday of every March, the 20th annual American Diabetes Alert Day is Tuesday, March 25, 2008.
Everyone should be aware of the risk factors for type 2 diabetes. People who are overweight, under active (living a sedentary lifestyle), and over the age of 45 should consider themselves at risk for the disease.
The ADA are encouraging people to take the Diabetes Risk TestSpanish) to see if they are at risk for having or developing type 2 diabetes. African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and people who have a family history of the disease are at an increased risk for type 2 diabetes.