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Diabetes Alert Day

Written By: Kellie Meyer

Today is Diabetes Alert Day.

Diabetes Alert Day

March 25, 2014

ELMIRA (WENY) -- Here's your wake up call. Your one day wake up call about diabetes. Today is the 26th Annual American Diabetes Association Alert Day.
     Asking Americans to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are a risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes.
     It's a serious disease that strikes nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States. A quarter of those with diabetes, seven million, don't even know they have it.
     We talked with health officials at Arnot Health in Elmira to find out what steps you can take to stop it.
     "One is increase your physical activity, of course speak to your doctor. The second thing you can do is actually look at what you're eating," said Nykole Parks, Community Health Coordinator at Arnot Health.
      You can take a test at diabetes.org/risktest. Or you can go in person, Wednesday March 26, at 6:00PM at Faith Temple Community Church they'll be doing a diabetes risk assessment.