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American Diabetes Association Alert Day is observed annually on the fourth Tuesday in March. This one-day “wake-up call” informs the American public about the seriousness of diabetes and encourages all to take the diabetes risk test and learn about your family’s history of diabetes.

Diabetes Facts:

  • Diabetes impacts approximately 34.2 million Americans. That’s about 10.5 percent of the U.S. population.
  • Of those living with diabetes, 7.3 million – 1 in 7 adults – don’t know they have it.
  • The risk of developing diabetes increases with age. But there are other factors, too. Ethnic background may increase your risk.
  • An additional 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes each year.

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