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Tomorrow, March 26, 2013, is American Diabetes Association® Alert Day®. The ADA explains that their Alert Day® is a chance for Americans to take the Diabetes Risk Test, which is designed to help people find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. In particular, the American Diabetes Association is encouraging those over 45 and people who are sedentary and/or overweight to take the test. Why? Because people in these categories are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but, “diagnosis often comes seven to 10 years after the onset of the disease, after disabling and even deadly complications have had time to develop. Therefore, early diagnosis is critical to successful treatment and delaying or preventing some of its complications such as heart disease, blindness, kidney disease, stroke, amputation and death.”
Lauren’s Hope has always supported diabetes research, awareness, and hope for a cure. We’ve featured blog posts about diabetes, giving helpful hints and stories of hope for those courageous souls living with this condition. Now, we are asking all of our friends and customers –whether they have diabetes or not – to take just a few moments to learn what they can do to support diabetes research, awareness, and hope for a cure, too.
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