: Spread the Word...Diabetes Alert Day!

Spread the Word...Diabetes Alert Day!


Tuesday, March 24th is the 21st Annual Diabetes Alert Day.  Tuesday is a one-day "wake-up" call.  Spread the word to ensure everyone in America public knows the serious threat that diabetes poses to life and health.

The American Diabetes Association encourages people to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they, or their loved ones, are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Alert Day is observed on the fourth Tuesday of every March.

I have personal experience with diabetes, my Mom who passed away in December, 2007 suffered from Type 2 diabetes.  It runs in the family, my cousin passed away many years ago at the age of 37.  She was born with the disease and suffered throughout her short life.

So please urge everyone you know to take the brief test, available if you click here.

Remember, everyone should be aware of the risk factors for type 2 diabetes. People who are overweight, under active (living a sedentary lifestyle), and over the age of 45 should consider themselves at risk for the disease.

Diabetes Alert

Spread the Word!


Comment balloon 8 commentsLaura Giannotta • March 23 2009 08:01AM


Thank you...I WAS a type 2 diabetic...and after lapband surgery a little over a year ago..I AM NO LONGER DIABETIC !!!  Pass the word....more energy...bye bye insulin...no sleep apnea...and 100 pounds thinner....it could get a little better...but not much !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) about 10 years ago

Thanks for getting the word out. I will reblog this one for you.

Posted by Kevin Robinson, Fractional Developer about 10 years ago

I should really get tested for this.  Thanks for the reminder.

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (Crye-Leike REALTORS®) about 10 years ago

Laura...I know a lot of people with this affliction.  One needs to take extra care of themselves!

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 10 years ago

Hi Laura, I just re-blogged this for you--it's a great reminder for people to get tested. I'm sorry that it runs in your family; I pray that you don't get it.

Hope your day is great,

Anne Rains

Posted by The Rains Team, A higher standard in real estate (Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners) about 10 years ago

Dear Laura,

Thanks for the great post. I just read the article in the Austin American Statesman on this. You are always on top of the latest news! Thanks!


Posted by Betina Foreman, Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY (WJK Realty) about 10 years ago

It is a real problem. Another friend was just asking me to buy a pump for her relative.

Posted by real estate real estate about 10 years ago

Diabetes runs in my family. I had a few Grandparents that had it, and my Mother does now.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) about 10 years ago