Tuesday, March 26, 2013, is the American Diabetes Association® Alert Day®, which is meant to draw everyone’s attention to diabetes and their risk for the disease.
On the web site you can take the free Diabetes Risk Test, which asks you “to answer simple questions about weight, age, family history and other potential risk factors for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. Preventative tips are provided for everyone who takes the test, including encouraging those at high risk to talk with their health care provider.” Apparently, if you take the test between March 26 and April 9, 2013, the Association will get a donation too.
There is a great deal of information about diabetes on the Association’s web pages, as well as at reputable sites such as the Mayo Clinic’s web pages on diabetes. Andersen Library also has resources to learn more, including online federal government information such as the booklet 4 steps to control your diabetes for life (National Diabetes Education Program) and the video A Change for life: The National Diabetes Prevention Program (Centers for Disease Control; watch the video or alternatively, read the script of the video). A search of HALCat will find these federal government resources as well as books such as Dr. Bernstein’s diabetes solution: The complete guide to achieving normal blood sugars (3rd-Floor Main Collection, RC660.4 .B464 2003), American Diabetes Association complete guide to diabetes: The ultimate home diabetes reference (3rd-floor Main Collection, RC660.4 .A485 1999), and Diabetes A to Z: What you need to know about diabetes, simply put (3rd-floor Main Collection, RC660.4 .D526 2000).
Please ask a librarian if you would appreciate assistance with finding additional information.
Andersen Library is a federal and Wisconsin depository library with many federal and state government documents on a variety of current and relevant issues available to you in many formats, including online. Check out your government at Andersen Library!