Diabetes Alert Day
Tuesday, March 24th
Visit our booth at the Y from 9 am - 3 pm
Take the diabetes risk assessment at our booth on Diabetes Alert Day for a chance to win a gift basket of healthy food from Produce with Purpose farm.
Tuesday, March 24, is American Diabetes Association Alert Day® and as part of the Y’s commitment to improving the nation’s health and well-being, the Fond du Lac Family YMCA is encouraging people in our community to learn the risks of prediabetes, type 2 diabetes and steps they can take to prevent the disease.
An estimated 86 million people, one in three adults, in the United States have prediabetes, yet just nine percent of those individuals know they have it.
Having prediabetes means a person has elevated blood glucose levels that are not high enough for a diabetes diagnosis. People with prediabetes are at risk for not only developing type 2 diabetes, but also heart disease and other conditions.
On American Diabetes Association Alert Day, we encourage all community members to take a diabetes risk assessment by visiting ymca.net/diabetes. If you are at risk for prediabetes, it’s best to meet with your primary care physician to discuss your options.
The Y is a leading nonprofit improving the nation’s health. In communities across the country, the Y helps people achieve well-being, reduce their risk for chronic disease and reclaim their health when they are living with one.
The Fond du Lac Family YMCA is on the forefront of preventing chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes through the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program.
For more information, contact Kristen Quast, Diabetes Prevention Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.