American Diabetes Association Unveils New Diabetes Risk Test

Market Watch: March 27, 2012, 8:00 a.m. EDT.

Updated Algorithm Makes Test Simple to Take; Facebook Makes It Easy to Share

ALEXANDRIA, VA, Mar 27, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Today marks the 24th annual American Diabetes Association Alert Day(R) and the Association has released a new and improved Diabetes Risk Test to help Americans determine whether they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Updated with a more sophisticated algorithm and available on Facebook, the test can be taken in less than a minute, and easily shared with family, friends and loved ones. To encourage individuals to take and share the new Diabetes Risk Test, Boar’s Head(R), manufacturer of premium delicatessen products, will donate $5 to the Association for every risk test taken, up to $50,000 from now until April 27, 2012.

The Diabetes Risk Test requires users to answer simple questions about weight, age, family history and other potential risk factors for diabetes. Their results are reported as a numerical score indicating low or high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Those at higher risk are encouraged to speak with their health care provider to learn more about ways to help reduce their risk or delay onset of the disease. Read More