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At Risk for Diabetes? This 1-Minute Test Can Tell You

At Risk for Diabetes? This 1-Minute Test Can Tell You
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By    |   Tuesday, 27 March 2018 04:08 PM

To spotlight Diabetes Alert Day, observed annually on the fourth Tuesday in March, the American Medical Association is issuing what it is terming a one-day wake-up call to encourage U.S. residents to find out if they are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.

Nine in 10 of the estimated 84 million Americans with prediabetes — the precursor to Type 2 diabetes — are unaware they have it. So the AMA is urging Americans to take a one-minute online prediabetes screening test at DoIHavePrediabetes.org.

“Diabetes Alert Day is the perfect time to give our patients the wake-up call they need to take their health into their own hands and determine whether they have prediabetes — a serious health condition that often leads to Type 2 diabetes and other significant health conditions like blindness, heart attack or stroke,” said AMA President David O. Barbe.

“After taking the short online risk test, we encourage anyone who learns they may be at risk for prediabetes to talk with their physician to confirm their diagnosis and find out about lifestyle changes that will help them prevent type 2 diabetes and other negative health consequences.”

In addition to the prediabetes risk test, the DoIHavePrediabetes.org Website provides resources and information on prediabetes developed as part of a first-of-its-kind joint national prediabetes awareness campaign launched in 2016 by the AMA, Ad Council, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and American Diabetes Association.

Over the past two years, the campaign has helped hundreds of thousands of Americans learn their diabetes risk.

Prediabetes has serious health implications, but those are at risk can take steps to reverse the condition and prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes through lifestyle changes like weight loss, healthy eating, and increased physical activity.

The campaign website also features lifestyle tips and links to CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program, which connects visitors to a registry of CDC-recognized programs across the country.

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To spotlight Diabetes Alert Day, the American Medical Association is issuing what it is terming a one-day wake-up call to encourage U.S. residents to find out if they are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.
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