DIABETES ALERT DAY
This holiday is an alert to inform the American public about the seriousness of diabetes, particularly when diabetes is left undiagnosed or untreated. The American Diabetes Association created Alert Day as part of its awareness programs in 1986.
When is Diabetes Alert Day?
The 4th Tuesday in March. For 2018 it is on March 27th.
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How is Diabetes Alert Day Celebrated?
- The main goal is to have people, especially those with risk factors, take the Diabetes Risk Test to determine their risk for developing type-2 diabetes.
- If you are at risk for developing diabetes, there are many changes that can be made with your diet and lifestyle to help keep you healthy.
- Try and be more aware of your sugar intake
- Donate money to the Diabetes Association
- Schedule a check-up with your physician.
Diabetes Alert Day Trivia/Facts:
- In type-2 diabetes, either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin.
- If you have a family history of diabetes, you have a greater chance of developing type-2 diabetes. You are also more likely to develop type 2 diabetes if you are over age 45, are overweight, or are not physically active.
- Diabetes affects about 30.3 million Americans or about 9.4 percent of the U.S. population
- The American Diabetes Association created Alert Day as part of its awareness programs in 1986.
Celebrities who celebrate their birthday on March 27th:
- Mariah Carey – Pop singer
- Henry Royce – Automobile founder
- Quentin Tarantino – Director
- Nathaniel Currier – Lithographer
- Nathan Filion – Actor
- Chad Denny – Canadian hockey player
- Gloria Swanson – Actress
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