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Diabetes Alert Day 2013

American Diabetes Association Alert Day®, observed annually on the fourth Tuesday in March, 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. Diabetes Alert Day 2013 will be observed on Tuesday, March 26.

If you have a family history of diabetes, you could be at risk. In support of Diabetes Alert Day, NDEP is encouraging you to take the diabetes risk test and learn about your family’s history of diabetes.

Use these tools to learn more about your risk for type 2 diabetes and steps you can take to prevent or delay the disease.


Resources for Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

If you're at risk, take steps to prevent or delay the onset of the disease:

Take Just One Step Toward Better Health Take Just One Step Toward Better Health

Make a Plan to achieve your
                                    goals Make a Plan to achieve your goals

Small Steps, Big Rewards. Your
                                    GAME PLAN to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Small Steps, Big Rewards. Your GAME PLAN to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

It's Not Too Late to Prevent
                                    Diabetes It's Not Too Late to Prevent Diabetes

Video: Maintaining a Healthy Weight Video: Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Video: Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Video: Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

National Diabetes Prevention Program National Diabetes Prevention Program


Diabetes Alert Day Toolkit for Partners

In this online toolkit, NDEP provides you with ideas and resources to support your Diabetes Alert Day outreach efforts, including:

  • Social media messages
  • E-newsletter
  • Template news release
  • Talking points & tips for working with the media
  • Web buttons
  • E-mail signatures
Spread the Word

If you have a family history of diabetes, you could be at risk. Here's how you can spread the word:

Facebook image In observance of Diabetes Alert Day 2013 (March 26), the NDEP wants you to take action to learn about your family health history and your risk for type 2 diabetes. RSVP to NDEP’s Facebook event and share the event with your friends.
Twitter image On March 26, share this message: Today is #DiabetesAlertDay. Take action to learn about your family health history and your risk for type 2 #diabetes: 1.usa.gov/WAO81Q
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