American Diabetes Association Alert Day

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 is the 23rdannual American Diabetes Association Alert Day.  This is a day to wake up and “Join the Million Challenge” by finding out if you are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes by taking the diabetes risk test. 

Diabetes affects nearly 26 million Americans.  Almost 25% of these people are unaware that they have they disease.  This needs to be changed.  Persons with pre-diabetes, blood sugar levels are elevated but not high enough to classify them as diabetic, account for 1 in 3 American adults.  If left untreated, these people have a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes and the resultant complications from diabetes.

Type 2 diabetics often live without any knowledge they have the disease because they have no symptoms.  Not until they develop a complication, like kidney disease, heart attack, stroke, peripheral vascular disease, nerve damage and or eye damage, do they find out they have diabetes.

The Diabetes Risk Test helps determine if you are at risk.  By answering questions about  your weight, age, family history and other risk factors, you can become better aware of the chances of developing type 2 diabetes.

Take the FREE test at, or call 1-800-342-2383.  Your loved ones will thank you. 

Dr. Harvey Danciger
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Dr. Harvey Danciger is a podiatrist and foot surgeon in Palm Desert, CA specializing in the foot and ankle
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