March 28th is Diabetes Alert Day, a day of awareness and education about diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects millions of people around the world. It is a major public health issue, as it increases the risk of serious complications such as heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease.
It is estimated that a little over 37 million Americans have diabetes, and nearly 1 in 5 of them are unaware that they have the condition. Diabetes Alert Day is an opportunity to raise awareness about the condition and to encourage individuals to take the necessary steps to reduce their risk.
Know Your Risk
The most common type of diabetes is type 2 diabetes, which is caused by an unhealthy lifestyle, dietary habits, and exercise habits. Are you curious if you are at risk for type 2 diabetes? It takes just 60 seconds to find out!
The American Diabetes Association recommends that individuals at risk for diabetes talk to their doctor about their risk and take steps to reduce it. This includes engaging in regular physical activity, eating a healthy diet, and maintaining a healthy weight. These lifestyle changes can reduce the risk of developing diabetes and can help individuals manage their diabetes if they already have it. In addition to taking steps to reduce your risk, it is important to get tested for diabetes if you are at risk.
Early detection and treatment can help prevent or delay the development of complications. Talk to your doctor to learn more about the risks and benefits of getting tested for diabetes. Knowing your risk and taking action can help you protect your health and reduce your risk of developing diabetes-related complications.
Tria Health & Diabetes Management
If you are currently diagnosed with diabetes, Tria Health can assist you in managing your medications and finding a treatment plan that works for you. Diabetes is a disease that can be managed and prevented if you know what to do. At Tria Health, our pharmacists are certified diabetes care and education specialists (CDCES). They educate patients on medication management, diet, and exercise so patients with diabetes can live happy and active lives and reduce the risk of serious health complications.
Want to Learn More about Diabetes?
Here are some more great resources to increase your awareness of diabetes and what steps you can take to manage or prevent diabetes.
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