Diabetes Alert Day
Diabetes Alert Day® is on March 28, 2023! This day serves as a wake-up call for people to take a closer look at their health and evaluate their risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) first introduced this initiative in 1986, and it has since become a vital part of raising awareness about diabetes and its associated risks.
Did you know?
According to the ADA, over 34 million Americans have diabetes, and approximately 7.3 million of them are undiagnosed. Furthermore, one in three American adults has prediabetes, which means that their blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. The good news is that prediabetes can often be reversed with lifestyle changes such as adopting a healthy diet and engaging in regular physical activity.
Diabetes Alert Day aims to educate people about the risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes and encourage them to take action. This includes assessing their risk by taking an online test, speaking to a healthcare provider, and making positive changes to their lifestyle.
Understand Your Risk
The online test offered by the ADA is a simple and quick way to evaluate your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. It takes less than a minute to complete and involves answering a few questions about your age, weight, family history, and other health-related factors. Based on your answers, the test provides you with a score that indicates your risk of developing diabetes. If the score suggests that you are at risk, it is essential to speak with a healthcare professional to determine the best course of action. We will not ask for your contact information during this test.
We can help
It's important to note that diabetes is a chronic condition that requires ongoing management. If left unmanaged, it can lead to a range of complications, including heart disease, kidney damage, nerve damage, and vision problems. However, with the right treatment and lifestyle modifications, it is possible to live a healthy life with diabetes. Skilled, focused, and immensely knowledgeable, our Hawthorne team of dedicated pharmacists and technicians is here to help you.