Nearly 24 million Americans have diabetes and one-fourth of them don’t even know they have it. Don’t let yourself be one of those 5.7 million people — or one of the 57 million Americans with pre-diabetes.
Take action on American Diabetes Day on March 24 and find out if you are at risk by taking the Diabetes Risk Test. Visit www.diabetes.org/alert
or call 800-DIABETES
to find out if you are at low, moderate, or high risk for diabetes.
Diabetes is on track to be the greatest public health crisis of the next 25 years. People with pre-diabetes have higher than normal blood sugar levels, but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes.
The 21st annual American Diabetes Alert Day serves as a wake-up call to remind the American public of the seriousness of diabetes, especially when left undiagnosed or untreated. Early diagnosis and proper care is critical and can delay or prevent complications.
If you are at risk, schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider. Then learn how to stay safe by visiting one of the four Inova Diabetes Centers. They each offer programs for type 1, type 2, gestational and pre-diabetes. And, diabetes education is a covered benefit with Medicare and most major insurers. Please contact the Inova Diabetes Center or visit www.inova.org/diabetes
for more information.