Alert Day! March 25, 2014

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2014-03-26 12:54:24 -0500
Started 2014-03-19 09:12:47 -0500

The American Diabetes Association is having it's annual Alert Day on March 25. This link will take you to the page that offers all kinds of great tools for you to use.

There is a diabetes risk test that you can share with loved ones. For every test taken, Bore's Head Meats will donate $5 to ADA from March 25 thru April 25, 2014. So share the test with friends and family you think might benefit from it.

Walgreens also supports Alert Day and you can get information from their pharmacy if you like.

There are also posters and banners you can download so you can make a statement at work or in your neighborhood and even put them on your car.

Then join a Step Out to Stop Diabetes walk in your local area. You can find locations and times of walks on this page. Bring your friends who have taken the test and encourage a healthy lifestyle.

This is our opportunity to help those around us who may have no idea that diabetes could be in their future. It's our chance to make a difference, one person at a time.

36 replies

GabbyPA 2014-03-25 12:53:36 -0500 Report

Today is the day. What did you do to make other people aware?

haoleboy 2014-03-25 14:31:51 -0500 Report

shared on Facebook, my blog and Google+

GabbyPA 2014-03-25 16:41:08 -0500 Report

That is great. Thanks!

haoleboy 2014-03-25 17:21:07 -0500 Report

interestingly … a friend responded to my Facebook post that she was a '2', but found it odd that there were no questions about how much sugar she ate in a day. We have a long way to go …


Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-03-21 11:11:41 -0500 Report

Before going to work and putting up banners and posters, you should first check with your employer. Don't get upset if they say no. Once they let diabetics do it, everyone at work will want to put them up for their cause.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-03-21 11:06:57 -0500 Report

Gabby you left out that they have set up a form letter that allows you to fill in how diabetes effects you. I wrote two paragraphs about the cost of supplies. You then submit it and it goes to your Federal Government representatives such as your Senators and Congressman.
It was emailed to me by Gina Gavlak, National Advocacy Committee Chair
American Diabetes Association

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-03-19 15:03:28 -0500 Report

Gabby thank you so much. Your post's are always a great help. You always seem to go out of your way to share what you find and to help others to understand diabetes. You Are Awesome !!!

GabbyPA 2014-03-20 14:27:22 -0500 Report

John actually found this one for me, but I wanted to make sure it was up for everyone's use way before the day next week.

jayabee52 2014-03-19 12:39:36 -0500 Report

Thanks Gabby for sharing this! I used the top link and found a link to sign up for Diabetes friendly recipes.

GabbyPA 2014-03-21 07:23:28 -0500 Report

Not sure why that happened. When I click on it, it takes me to the page where you can find out more about the Alert day.

suziesgirl 2014-03-19 20:01:20 -0500 Report

Want Diabetes friendly recipes, stay away from ADA, try Blood Sugar solutions, Diabetes without Drugs, Wheat Belly. Please people, don't get sucked into the crappy food in the recipes from the ADA. Well Ok, if you want to!!!! It's always your choice

suziesgirl 2014-03-19 19:58:54 -0500 Report

Hmmmm, still trusting the ADA? Yea, that's what I thought, white flour and splenda. Ooooooo not good.

jayabee52 2014-03-20 17:58:48 -0500 Report

I don't trust the ADA farther than I can throw them SG!

suziesgirl 2014-03-22 10:51:23 -0500 Report

I'm with you buddy, I wouldn't send anyone to that site. Managed to stay off meds and keep the weight off for over 4 years. Why won't people at least read some of these books. It eludes me honestly. We really need to let people know what not to eat off the shelves. Get off the processed foods. Sometimes I think its more of a mind thing. For God sakes people change your mindset and it will change your health and life.

GabbyPA 2014-03-22 09:14:05 -0500 Report

I agree. The ADA is not really my favorite organization, but getting out there and making our own statements and doing what we can to help, I'm good with that.

Dr John
Dr John 2014-03-19 09:53:18 -0500 Report

In my opinion, this doesn't apply to type 1 diabetics

GabbyPA 2014-03-20 15:03:24 -0500 Report

Research is research and I know they are trying to find out how to prevent Type 1 and treat them both better. ADA does dedicate it's ideal to all diabetes. Getting out and being active applies to any diabetic and making people more aware is a responsibility we all share in.

haoleboy 2014-03-19 13:22:19 -0500 Report

increasing awareness of diabetes, encouraging people to get off there dupas and walk and a $50,000 donation to the ADA … sounds like a winner for everyone to me

jayabee52 2014-03-19 12:37:44 -0500 Report

Why not John? Please enlighten us.

Dr John
Dr John 2014-03-20 15:08:28 -0500 Report

I'm assuming you are a type 1 diabetic since this is the type 1 discussion group. I'm shocked that you don't know why type 1 cannot be prevented. It is an autoimmune disease whereby one day the immune system decides that the beta cells in the pancreas are foreign invaders. Then, proceeds to destroy them.
Technically, it can be prevented with immune suppressor drugs, which have their own problems.

Dr John
Dr John 2014-03-19 14:55:12 -0500 Report

Because type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented!

jayabee52 2014-03-22 11:05:26 -0500 Report

thank you for responding, but the "fact" that T1D "cannot be prevented" makes it not applicable to diabetes how?

suziesgirl 2014-03-19 20:03:47 -0500 Report

I have read the research on this and you are right, but people will never even search it out. Taking drugs will be the only option. It's easier for them, a little whole wheat bread, skin milk and take that insulin. Hmmmmm

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