Diabetes Alert Day 2012
Spread the Word
1 in 4 Americans with diabetes has the disease but doesn’t even know it. Here's how you can spread the word:
Alert your Friends
In observance of Diabetes Alert Day 2012 (March 27), the NDEP wants you to sound the alarm about the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of knowing what can increase your chances of developing type 2 diabetes. Take the Diabetes Risk Test. RSVP and share the event with your friends.
Alert your Followers
On March 27, share this message: 1 in 4 Americans with diabetes has it and doesn’t know it. Take this test to see if you are at risk for type2 #diabetes: http://1.usa.gov/hfILDJ
American Diabetes Association Alert Day®, observed annually on the 4th Tuesday in March—Tuesday, March 27, 2012—is a one-day wake-up call to inform the American public about the seriousness of diabetes, particularly when diabetes is left undiagnosed or untreated.
In support of Diabetes Alert Day, NDEP is asking all Americans to take action. Here's how.
First: Take the Diabetes Risk Test
Could you have diabetes and not know it? Take this test to see if you are at risk for type 2 diabetes.
Next: Take Just One Step
Do you want to take steps to lower your chances of developing type 2 diabetes? Do you have diabetes and you want to lower your chances of developing health problems that come from having diabetes? We'll help you set a goal and take just one step to better health. Take just one step today.
NDEP Resources for Preventing Type 2 Diabetes
- Patient Volunteer, Latecia’s Story: Preventing Type 2 Diabetes: Maintaining a Healthy Weight
- Diabetes Expert, Martha Funnell: Preventing Type 2 Diabetes
- Help patients assess their risk with Small Steps. Big Rewards. Your GAME PLAN to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: Information for Patients
- More resources for people at risk for type 2 diabetes
Diabetes Alert Day Toolkit for PartnersIn this online toolkit, NDEP provides you with ideas and resources to support your Diabetes Alert Day outreach efforts, including:
- Social media messages
- E-newsletter announcement and feature article
- Template news release & talking points
- Web buttons
- Email signatures
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