Diabetes Alert Day: Know your risk with easy online test

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

NEW YORK, N.Y. (WPVI) -- Tuesday is Diabetes Alert Day, a day to sound the alarm about the growing number of people living with type 2 diabetes.

There are millions of Americans who have type 2 diabetes, or who have a precursor to the disease and they don't know it.

So today is a wake up call.

The American Diabetes Association wants people to take a quick online survey.

It will ask you simple questions to help determine your risk for type 2 diabetes.

If you have pre-diabetes, you can still prevent it from turning into full blown diabetes with changes to your diet and lifestyle.

And if you have type 2 diabetes, working with a healthcare provider can help you prevent serious complications, such as kidney failure, blindness and heart disease.

Take the risk assessment test HERE.

It takes just about a minute to fill out.

If you get a higher than normal score, talk to your healthcare provider.