Did you know?
Sixty million Americans are unaware they have diabetes or are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
Who's at risk?Your risk for type 2 diabetes increases as your get older, gain too much weight, or if you do not stay active. Diabetes is more common in African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Risk factors for type 2 diabetes include:
What can you do?
Take the test
Encourage those at risk for developing type 2 diabetes to take the American Diabetes Risk Test and, if they score high, to schedule an appointment to see their doctor.
Take the diabetes risk test in English or Spanish.
Spread the word
Send an American Diabetes Alert® e-card to family, friends, and co-workers. It's quick and easy and it shows you care.
Put on your headphones
Download the new American Diabetes Alert® podcast. It is an easy way to learn more about the risks and complications associated with type 2 diabetes especially for busy people on the go. The free podcast is also available on iTunes.
Get Your PHD in Diabetes!
The Diabetes PHD (Personal Health Decisions) tool will help you determine your risk for diabetes, heart attack, stroke, kidney failure or foot and eye complications. Go to the American Diabetes Association Diabetes PHD page for more details.
Dispose of medical sharps or syringes
This PDF from the EPA explains the proper way to dispose of medical sharps or syringes. Get the information here.
More diabetes information
If you would like to learn more about diabetes visit our diabetes resource page.