National Diabetes Alert Day is Tuesday, March 25. The "Alert" is a one-day call to action for Americans to determine if they are at risk for diabetes. Approximately 8 million Americans have diabetes and don't know it.
The campaign's centerpiece is a short, written quiz - or diabetes risk test - that individuals can take to assess their risk for the disease. Persons who score high on the test are encouraged to call their doctors.
- In Hagerstown
Free community programs are being offered by Washington County Hospital Diabetes Education Center and Washington County Chapter of American Diabetes Association.
On Monday, March 24, the diabetes center will have an open house and offer tours from 2 to 5:30 p.m. in Suite 110 at Robinwood Medical Center. Seminars will be offered at the same time in Suite 122.