Dear Editor – It’s Diabetes Day

Light-bulb-0003-300x198The American Diabetes Association’s Alert Day is Tuesday, March 24 and all over the country people will be encouraged to take a one minute Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for Type 2 Diabetes. The test is on line at I urge everyone to take it to see what your numbers are.

I have had Type 2 diabetes for 5 years. During that time, my life style has changed drastically – I check my blood sugar levels twice a day and within the past year have had to begin insulin shots and oral insulin. Dietetic adjustments help, but when you get to my age and have had back and knee surgery it is difficult to exercise and harder to keep yourself in shape.

Please take a minute to find out if you are at risk…. If I had known about the test and taken it, I may have been able to avoid the “needling” that I deal with on a daily basis.

Dr. Janet Hoult

The Actors' Gang

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