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Free Diabetes Risk Tests Available for Western New Yorkers

HARRISBURG, Pa. Right now take their online risk test to see if you may be at risk for diabetes or pre-diabetes. My first clue that we weren’t celebrating actual pie was that the only people to show up to run in the cold rain were the finance guys from work. This March, the National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) is making it easy for anyone to be a kidney health champion. The Association will be encouraging the public to take the Diabetes Risk Test, as well as to share the test with everyone they care about – friends, family members and colleagues. Take the test and share it with friends and loved ones on Tuesday by visiting us on Facebook, stopdiabetes.com or by calling 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383). Many employers that provide health insurance also offer workplace wellness programs intended to encourage healthier lifestyles or prevent disease.

Proof is a printout from the ADA website or by showing the risk test’s final page on a smartphone. You will need to know your body mass index, and will be asked few simple questions about your diet, lifestyle and current health. is available in multiple convenient formats including group sessions, telephone-based care, and a new home messaging program called TeleMOVE! Because we know firsthand what it’s like to live with this disease everyday, they say, so we can help by “encouraging family and friends to take the test, learn their risk, and make the choice (we type 1s) didn’t have.” Inspiring people to take action, as it were. You can get your free Diabetes Risk Test (English or Spanish), as well as information about diabetes and joining a Step Out event by visiting us on Facebook, diabetes.org/risktest or by calling 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383). If you have a high risk you should comment it with your doctor. The campaign website features lifestyle tips and links to CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program, which connects visitors to a registry of CDC-recognized programs across the country.

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