Diabetic Educators Urge Everyone to ‘Take the Test’ on March 27th for Diabetes Alert Day

The American Diabetes Association has announced March 27, 2012 as Alert Day. It is a one-day “wake-up call” asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. In addition to making a commitment to regular physical activity, diabetic educators, podiatrists and other foot care experts caution diabetics to become knowledgeable about foot care when exercising.

Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) February 23, 2012.

The American Diabetes Association has announced March 27, 2012 as Alert Day. It is a one-day “wake-up call” asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

Unfortunately, while it’s well known that regular exercise can help prevent the disease, many of those already diagnosed or at risk are failing to achieve recommended levels of physical activity.

A recent survey conducted by the American Association of Diabetic Educators (AADE) found that among those with type 2 diabetes, more than 36% reported no regular physical activity, and 38% reported performing less than the recommended levels.

In addition to making a commitment to regular physical activity, diabetic educators, podiatrists and other foot care experts caution diabetics to become knowledgeable about foot care when exercising.

Carol J. Buck is CEO of Xenna Corporation (http://www.xenna.com), which sells natural, diabetic-friendly foot care products nationwide and supports the work of diabetic educators around the country.

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