American Diabetes Association Alert Day® is a one-day "wake-up call” asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Held on the fourth Tuesday of every March, the next Alert Day will be held on March 27, 2012.
For every Diabetes Risk Test taken, Boar’s Head® - manufacturer of premium delicatessen products - will donate $5 to the American Diabetes Association starting March 27 through April 27, 2012, up to $50,000.
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. Preventative tips are provided for everyone who takes the test, including encouraging those at high risk to talk with their health care provider.
Although Alert Day is a one-day event, the Diabetes Risk Test is available year-round.
The Central Ohio Diabetes Association also provides free screenings at their office and at various events throughout the year. Education classes are also available to those who have diabetes or at risk for the disease. For information call 614-884-4400