Diabetes Alert Day

March 25, 2014 is Diabetes Alert Day!

Diabetes Alert Day

American Diabetes Association's Diabetes Alert Day is held every year on the fourth Tuesday of March to call attention to diabetes and to encourage everyone to find out if they are at risk. While diabetes is often a hereditary condition, it is still possible to develop diabetes even if you have no known history of it in your family. In addition, type 2 diabetes is often preventable through regular medical checkups and a healthy lifestyle.

Find out if you are at risk by taking the Type 2 Risk Assessment and then read more below about what you can do to prevent or manage type 2 diabetes.

Find out about Diabetes Alert Day from the ADA.

Learn about insulin as a type 2 treatment option.

Learn how to adjust your insulin doses.

Get a walking plan started.

Can you manage stress? Find out.

Ask an Expert about type 2 diabetes.

Get information on other injectable medications.

Read more about weight management.

Is my body mass index (BMI) too high?

What is your risk for developing diabetes?

Find out more about gestational diabetes.

Learn more about diabetes and exercise.

How does high cholesterol affect diabetes?

Learn more about illness and injury.

How does high blood pressure affect diabetes?

Do you have prediabetes?

How do I manage prediabetes?

What can I eat?

Find out more about living with diabetes.

Read more about the view from type 2.


dLife Type 2 Risk Assessment

Last Modified Date: March 24, 2014

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by Brenda Bell
As I mentioned in an earlier post, one of the benefits that made it cost-effective for me to go with the real healthcare (HSA) plan rather than the phony (HRA) plan is that my company is now covering "preventative" medicines at $0 copay. The formulary for these, as stated by CVS/Caremark (my pharmacy benefits provider), covers all test strips, lancets, and control solutions. I dutifully get my doctor to write up prescriptions for all of my testing needs, submit...
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