“Thirty three percent of ALL Americans, age 8-80, are now classified as prime candidates to develop Type 2 Diabetes within the next decade. The rest of the developed world is following suit.” And did you know that the US spent $471 billion on Diabetes management in 2012…scary! So in order to spend less on management, perhaps resources should be allocated on prevention and awareness. This starts with each of us.
Tuesday, March 26th is the 25th annual American Diabetes Association ALERT Day. This is intended to serve as a “wake-up call”. We, as a nation, can’t afford to keep our heads in the sand… Why not spend the few minutes to find out, are you at risk for Diabetes? And then share the test with a friend.
TAKE THE EIGHT-QUESTION TEST HERE or download a paper version here. In case you needed an added incentive, every Diabetes Risk Test taken, Boar’s Head will donate $5 to the American Diabetes Association starting March 26 – April 9 (up to $50,000).
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT? According to the ADA, nearly 26 million Americans are diagnosed and 25% of them would not discover their diagnosis until years later. Unfortunately the longer it goes undetected, like any disease, the more it has a chance to wreak havoc on your life agenda…as well as your wallet. And really beyond the financial incentive, it’s about quality of life! And if you think about it, “Strong people are harder to kill“, right?!
Now for the good news, this disease is very PREVENTABLE and TREATABLE. Lose just 7% of your body weight through regular exercise (30 minutes per day, 5 days a week). Here’s some inspiration to get started by Fit After Fifty: “What’s the single best thing we can do for our health?”