Overweight? Know your diabetes risk
By Jennifer Mifflin For Sun-Times Media
Obesity is one of the most widely recognized factors leading to diabetes.
Today is the day
You can help the ADA achieve its Join the Million Challenge, which runs through April 22. During this time, the ADA is rallying 1 million people to take the Diabetes Risk Test. Starting today, on Diabetes Alert Day, you can be part of the movement to Stop Diabetes and get your free Diabetes Risk Test (English or Spanish) in one of several ways:
Take the Diabetes Risk Test
Call (800) DIABETES
Text JOIN to 69866
Visit them online at www.stopdiabetes.com
More than 8 percent of Americans suffer from diabetes, and about 7 million others are walking around with the disease and don’t even know it. On Diabetes Alert Day, March 22, the American Diabetes Association encourages people to take the Diabetes Risk Test to become informed about their chances of developing the disease. But a diagnosis isn’t the end. It’s the beginning of a challenge to change our lifestyles, to exercise and lose weight with the hope of managing, or eliminating, diabetes.