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American Diabetes Alert Day
One in three Americans is at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, a serious disease that can lead to complications such as kidney disease, blindness, and amputations. But type 2 diabetes doesn’t have to be permanent–it can be prevented or delayed with healthy lifestyle modifications.
Held the last Tuesday of March each year, American Diabetes Association Alert Day® encourages everyone to take the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test and participate in workplace-friendly activities that will teach them about reversing the risk for diabetes.
- Managing your blood glucose (sugar) can help you prevent and manage type 2 diabetes.
- High blood pressure raises your risk for heart disease, stroke, and other problems. Managing blood pressure can help prevent these problems.
- Unhealthy cholesterol levels can raise your risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
- Smoking causes a lot of problems in your body and can raise your risk of heart attack or stroke.
For more information on diabetes or to schedule an appointment, call our toll free number at 1-844-594-0343.