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Diabetes Alert Day – March 26, 2013

On March, 26, 2013, the American Diabetes Association will be encouraging the public to take the Diabetes Risk Test, as well as to share the test with everyone they care about – friends, family members and colleagues. With each person that takes the test and knows their risk, the Association is that much closer to stopping diabetes.

Are You at Risk?

Everyone should be aware of the risk factors for type 2 diabetes. People who are overweight, under active (living a sedentary lifestyle) and over the age of 45 should consider themselves at risk for the disease. African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and people who have a family history of the disease also are at an increased risk for type 2 diabetes. 

You can be part of the movement to Stop Diabetes® and get your free Diabetes Risk Test (English or Spanish) by visiting the Association at www.stopdiabetes.com, on Facebook, or by calling 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383). Although Alert Day is a one-day event, the Diabetes Risk Test is available year-round.

Take the Next Step… Diabetes EXPO on May 4th

The American Diabetes Association’s EXPO is a free annual event that brings our mission to life, serves the community and changes the future of this disease. Whether you or a family member has diabetes, pre-diabetes, or is at risk, this free event will provide important diabetes resources, education, screenings, immunizations, workshops, cooking demos, children’s activities, and much more. Join us on May 4th at the Oregon Convention Center from 9am-4pm for this free and educational event!

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