It's Diabetes Alert Day!
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Bet ya didn't know it's Diabetes Alert Day
So what is Diabetes Alert Day?
Well, it's a one-day “wake-up call” that focuses on the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of understanding your risk.
Did You Know?
Diabetes affects about 30.3 million Americans or about 9.4 percent of the U.S. population.
Nearly 1 in 4 adults living with diabetes, or 7.2 million Americans, are unaware that they have the disease.
Another 84 million Americans have prediabetes, a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.
Nine out of 10 adults with prediabetes don’t know they have it.
Health care costs for Americans with diabetes are 2.3X greater than those without diabetes.
Understand Your Risk
The sooner you know you’re at risk, the sooner you can take steps to prevent or manage diabetes. 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.
Take the 60-second Diabetes Risk Test online.
Spread the Word!
Help your loved ones learn their risk by sharing this post and the Diabetes Risk Test with friends and family.
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About the Author - Gary Barclay
Gary is co-founder of Blue Coral Coaching Solutions. He is a Health Psychologist, Lifestyle Change Coach, and Diabetes Prevention Educator. As a master health and transformational lifestyle expert, world traveler, and public educator, Gary uses his unique combination of training and skills to work with individuals and groups to take their lives to the next level of optimal health and healing, while living the life of their dreams.