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Celebrating National Diabetes Alert Day

March 24, 2017

Orange Regional Medical Center’s Dunkelman Diabetes Center cares about you which is why we are participating in American Diabetes Association Alert Day®. One in three American adults is at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, so on March 28 we encourage you to take a quick (and anonymous) one-minute test to find out if you’re at risk. By understanding your risk, you can take the necessary steps to help prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes.

Why is American Diabetes Association Alert Day so important?

An estimated 86 million American adults have pre-diabetes, which means they have blood glucose (sugar) that’s higher than normal. People with pre-diabetes are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes unless they take immediate action.

Please make sure to mark your calendar for American Diabetes Association Alert Day on March 28 and take the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test. Once you’ve taken the test, encourage your friends and family to take it too.

“Moderate lifestyle changes can prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes.” “Early diagnosis is essential in avoiding potential complications such as heart disease, blindness, kidney disease, stroke, and amputation,” said Director of the Dunkelman Diabetes Center, Shelly DeHaan. “Twenty-nine million people in the United States have diabetes and 1 out of 4 people are unaware they have it. Many people are diagnosed seven to ten years after the onset of the disease and already have some of these complications. Screening is the only way to know if you have diabetes or pre-diabetes, so it is important to find out and be able to do something before complications occur.”

To learn more about Diabetes contact Orange Regional’s Dunkelman Diabetes Center at 845-333-2711 or visit www.ormc.org/Diabetes


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