Wake up call! You could be at risk for diabetes
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Tuesday is American Diabetes Association Alert Day. It's a one-day wake up call to get Americans to find out if they're at risk for diabetes. The disease strikes nearly 26 million Americans. But what's startling is that a quarter of those affected by diabetes aren't even aware they have the disease. Another 79 million Americans, or one out of every three adults, have prediabetes. That means their blood glucose (sugar) is higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. The goal of Alert Day is to help those undiagnosed and those at risk for type 2 diabetes, to get educated about the risk factors and the warning signs. Locally, you can contact CNY Diabetes to get a form for the test: (315) 624-5620, or head to diabetes.org for more information.