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Get Tested on National Diabetes Alert Day

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Rochester: Get Tested on National Diabetes Alert Day
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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.

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