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Diabetes Alert Day is March 23

American Diabetes Association Diabetes Alert Day® is on March 23, 2021! Observed annually on the fourth Tuesday in March, Diabetes Alert Day is a one-day “wake-up call” that focuses on the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of understanding your risk. We encourage you to find out if you—or someone you love—is at risk for type 2 diabetes.

You are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes if you:

  • are overweight or obese
  • are age 45 or older
  • have a family history of diabetes
  • are African American, Alaska Native, American Indian, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander
  • have high blood pressure have a low level of HDL (“good”) cholesterol, or a high level of triglycerides
  • have a history of gestational diabetes or gave birth to a baby weighing 9 pounds or more
  • are not physically active
  • have a history of heart disease or stroke
  • have depression
  • have polycystic ovary syndrome, also called PCOS
  • have acanthosis nigricans—dark, thick, and velvety skin around your neck or armpits

Baptist Health Hardin Diabetes Care, recently relocated to 110 Layman Lane, offers medical management, nutritional therapy, diabetes education, and many other services.

To learn more, call 270-706-5092 or 270-706-5071; or e-mail diabetesmanagement@hmh.net.

For more information on diabetes management or diabetes screening, contact your healthcare provider or visit hmh.net.

Content from this blog is from National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

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