Tuesday is National Diabetes Alert Day to encourage people to assess their own risk for developing the disease.
Diabetes has been talked about a lot this past week since Deputy Mayor Redon's diabetes diagnosis became public.
Diabetes is a problem with your body that causes blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise higher than normal. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes.
The diabetes risk test is fast, free and easy. It starts with a simple paper test with a series of questions about your weight, family history, age and potential risks.
Diabetes is preventable with moderate exercise and healthy eating.
"Diabetes is a 100 percent of the time kind of chronic disease you are always having to think about it and always having to manage it. It's a complete lifestyle shift," said Kelly Mueller, American Diabetes Association.
You can take the risk test anytime online by clicking here.