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What’s Your Type 2 Diabetes Risk?

March 27, 2018 GMT

SCOTTSBLUFF — One in three American adults is at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, a serious disease that can lead to complications like kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, blindness, and amputations. But type 2 diabetes doesn’t have to be permanent — it can be prevented or delayed with healthy lifestyle modifications. The first step is learning your risk.

That’s why this year Regional West is participating in American Diabetes Association Alert Day®. On March 27, we encourage you log onto diabetes.org/alertday to take a simple and anonymous one-minute test to find out if you are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. You’ll answer questions such as, “Do you have a family history of diabetes?” and “Are you physically active?” to learn your diabetes risk in 60 seconds. It’s that simple.

Once you’ve taken the test, share it with friends and family — with 84 million Americans at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, someone you love could be at risk.

You can also learn more about this disease, how to prevent it, and how to fight back to help transform your life at diabetes.org/alertday.