American Diabetes Association Alert Day

According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) the total costs of diagnosed diabetes have risen to $245 billion and is increasing daily. The largest component of medical expenditures according to the ADA is inpatient hospital care which is 43% total medical cost, followed by prescription medications to treat diabetes at 18% total cost, anti-diabetic supplies at 12%, physician office visits at 9 % and the lowest percentage at 8% is nursing/residential facility stays.
The ADA has created “American Diabetes Association Alert Day” to get the American adults to “wake-up” and learn about the importance of diabetes. This day was created in 1986 and since then has been a part of the diabetes education and prevention efforts in the United States. On this day, the ADA would like the American public to take a diabetes risk test and learn more about their risk of diabetes and what they can do to prevent themselves of being at risk.
This day is observed once a year on the fourth Tuesday in March. The next American Diabetes Association Alert Day will be March 26, 2019.
To take the test:
http://www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/programs/alert-day/
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