The American Diabetes Association says all Americans should know the score on March 19.
More than 14 million Americans have the chronic disease, but about half of them don't know it. In Utah, that translates to 85,000 diabetics, while 41,000 don't know they have the disease.Next Tuesday, a simple, eight-question diabetes screening test will be distributed by local pharmacies, hospitals and doctors' offices. The test will help alert those who might need to seek medical help for diabetes.
According to Lilliam Tom-Orme, president of the Utah Affiliate of the national diabetes association, an effort will be made to reach Hispanics, who are three times more likely to develop diabetes.
For more information, call 363-3024, or the national toll-free number, 1-800-888-1734.