National American Diabetes Association Alert Day
National American Diabetes Association Alert Day:
Observed on every fourth Tuesday in March. The day is to alert us about the serious danger of diabetes mellitus.
|2020||24th March||Tuesday||United States|
|2021||23rd March||Tuesday||United States|
|2022||22th March||Tuesday||United States|
Why National American Diabetes Association Alert Day?
The day is founded to alert us about the serious danger of diabetes mellitus, commonly called as diabetes, a metabolic disease related to high sugar levels in blood and a deadly disease if left untreated or ignored. Further, the day insists us to explore more about the diabetes history in our family since the main root cause is believed to be the genetic factors. It also strongly demands and convokes people to get cautious about this serious disorder. The day is actually a wake up call to ward off and to contain the proliferation of the disease. Let us be pedantic and take it as our paramount duty to make a zero diabetic country. Have a check-up at least 6 month once.
How we can observe National American Diabetes Association Alert Day:
use this hashtag #AmericanDiabetesAssociationAlertDay and post on social media regarding the disease and its control measures.
Interesting Facts About National American Diabetes Association Alert Day:
ADA (American Diabetes Association) founded a community called “Step Out” that advocates people by hosting walk events in order to prevent and eradicate diabetes.
Diabetes is due to the inadequate secretion of insulin from a body and it is mainly of three types namely TYPE1 DIABETES MELLITUS (can be treated with insulin), TYPE2 DIABETES MELLITUS (need not be treated with insulin injections, rather, medication is enough), and GESTATIONAL DIABETES MELLITUS (commonly occurs in pregnant women and goes off post-delivery).
Diabetes is a serious disease if left ignored and can be due to genetics and Obesity. Tobacco smoking is also attributed to the risk of diabetes. The symptoms include increased hunger, thirst, frequent urination etc. It could eventually lead to severe consequences like coma, stroke, kidney failure, foot ulcers, heart problems, etc.
Early conditions of diabetes could be managed by taking healthy diet and exercise, whereas advanced level could be treated by intake of insulin injections and antibiotic medications. However, at any cost, if should not ignored.
It is reckoned that 415 million people were affected by Diabetes as of 2015, constituting 90 percent of TYPE2 DIABETES MELLITUS.
It is estimated that, the diabetes is the root cause for approximately 1.5 to 5 million people’s demise in between 2012 and 2015.
Every 9 out of 10 Americans are utmost risk of TYPE2 DIABETES MELLITUS, which could be prevented by maintaining body weight and by avoiding smoking habits.
How do I know that I am at risk?
Check yours by considering the below Questions,
- Are you Obese?
If so, work on it. Get proper advocacy from your doctors.
- Are you pregnant and more than 30 years old?
If yes, just have a check against GESTATIONAL DIABETES MELLITUS after consulting your doctor.
- Are you a senior adult?
Always have a medical check-up at least 4 months once.
- Are you a woman and Do you find a sudden rise in your body weight?
Then. Immediately consult your gynecologist.
- Does any of your blood relations or your husband/wife affected by diabetes all of a sudden?
Then, do consider checking your family history and have a check-up.
History of National American Diabetes Association Alert Day:
American Diabetes Association, a non-profit US based Organization, founded the National American Diabetes Association Alert Day in the year 1986.It conducts several programs and events to make us aware of this peril. It provides education programs and it do researches on diabetes prevention with the help of funds received by various individuals and other charities. Moreover, ADA (American Diabetes Association) plays a crucial part in creating policies to regulate the prices of diabetes medicines like insulin. It also sued several employers for mistreating diabetes employees through national Diabetes prevention policies and programs.