Diabetes Alert Day
3/26/2013 (Updated 7:17:45 PM)March 26th is Diabetes Alert Day and about 7-million Americans go undiagnosed and unaware of the risks.
The American Diabetes Association is urging Americans to find out if they are at risk for developing diabetes, and to educate themselves on how to live a healthier lifestyle to prevent Diabetes or health complications brought on by Diabetes.
"There's no forbidden food. It's all about portion sizes and learning how to combine foods," said Registered Nurse at Lourdes Hospital Laura Smith.
"Nobody's perfect. You just do the best you can to modify your behaviors to help with the blood sugar control," said Registered Dietitian at Lourdes Hospital Heather Loudwig.
Some ethic groups have a higher risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes than others, including African Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans.
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