A simple test can help identify your risk for type 2 diabetes

March 21, 2017

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Each year, the American Diabetes Association sets aside the last Tuesday of March as Diabetes Alert Day and invites all of us to take the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test. The American Diabetes Association estimates that 86 million Americans have pre-diabetes, with 90 percent of them unaware they have pre-diabetes and are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

In the past, pre-diabetes was referred to as “borderline diabetes” or “a touch of sugar” and was often minimized as a health concern. With more research and improved testing we now know how important it is to recognize blood glucose levels in the pre-diabetes range and take steps to reverse the problem. Ignoring blood glucose that’s in the pre-diabetes range can become the bigger problem of type 2 diabetes. It is extremely important for people to know their risk and take action to make lifestyle changes to potentially reverse pre-diabetes.

The Providence Diabetes and Nutrition Center encourages you to take the first step in identifying your risk by taking the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test, using the link below or using the paper copy attached to this article. It’s fast, it’s free and it’s easy. It could even help improve your health!

If you have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes or gestational diabetes the staff at the Providence Diabetes and Nutrition Center can help. Our expert staff include a registered dietitian and a registered nurse who are both certified diabetes educators with multiple years of experience in diabetes self-management training. The staff will work with you and your health-care provider to create an individualized plan to help manage your diabetes.

For more information about our program, contact us at 907-212-7980 or toll free at 1-844-812-7980. To schedule an appointment, a referral from your provider is required.

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