Understand Your Risk During Diabetes Alert Day

The American Diabetes Association Diabetes Alert Day is Tuesday, March 24.

Diabetes Alert Day–observed the fourth Tuesday in March–is a one-day wake-up call that focuses on the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of understanding your risk.

The sooner you know you’re at risk, the sooner you can take steps to prevent or manage diabetes. If you have a family history of diabetes, you have a greater chance of developing type 2 diabetes.

Click here to take a 60-second Diabetes Risk Test.

Did You Know?

  • Diabetes affects about 30.3 million Americans or about 9.4 percent of the U.S. population.
  • Nearly 1 in 4 adults living with diabetes, or 7.2 million Americans, are unaware that they have the disease.
  • Another 84 million Americans have prediabetes, a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.
  • Nine out of 10 adults with prediabetes don’t know they have it.