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Diabetes testing appropriate

To the Journal editor:

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and we have teamed up with the Lions Clubs of the U.P. to find the 90,000 Yoopers who are living with prediabetes and don’t even know it.

An estimated 1 out of 3 adults and 50% of seniors have prediabetes and 90% are unaware that they are on the path to developing type 2 diabetes! If prediabetes is detected early and treated, type 2 diabetes can be prevented.

This month we encourage all U.P. adults to find out if they have prediabetes or undiagnosed diabetes (about 7,000 Yoopers are in this category).

Go to the website: DoIHavePrediabetes.org, take the online prediabetes test and learn more about type 2 diabetes prevention. If you score high on the test, call your doctor or provider and head to the lab for a fasting blood glucose test.

We hope that everyone will share the following message this month with friends, family members, neighbors and coworkers via phone, in person, text, fax, email or social media sources like FaceBook or Twitter: One out of 3 adults and 50% of seniors have prediabetes! Could you be one of them?

Take the Test at: DoIHavePrediabetes.org. Thanks for your help.