Tuesday, March 25, 2014

diabetes alert day!

hey y'all. it's diabetes alert day. what's that you ask? it's easy. it's a day to bring awareness to type 2 diabetes ... and helps you non-diabetic folks find out if you may have or are at risk for developing type 2. there's a simple diabetes risk test to take.

here's what the american diabetes association tells us:
The Diabetes Risk Test asks users to answer simple questions about weight, age, family history and other potential risk factors for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. Preventive tips are provided for everyone who takes the test, including encouraging those at high risk to talk with their health care provider. For every test taken, Boar’s Head Brand® - a leading provider of premium delicatessen products - will donate $5 to the American Diabetes Association starting March 25 through April 25, 2014, up to $50,000.
you guys. let's recap. BOAR'S HEAD WILL DONATE $5 TO ADA FOR EVERY TEST TAKEN. what are you waiting for? even if you are the healthiest person in the world and have no family history of diabetes, TAKE THE TEST. help reach that $50,000 total!

last year on alert day, more than 39,000 people took the risk test ... during the month of march, more than 148,000 took it and 37 percent of them were at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. 
There are an estimated 79 million, or one in three American adults, who have prediabetes. Those with prediabetes have blood glucose (sugar) higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Early intervention via lifestyle changes such as weight loss and increased physical activity can help delay or prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. 
enough reading here. go take the test and educate yourself!

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