Sixteen million Americans have diabetes – one in three does not know it! Research proves that early detection and proper treatment for diabetes can lead to a longer, healthier life. If you or the people you care about are at high risk for diabetes, you can call the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) Diabetes Information and Action Line (D.I.A.L.) where you can receive a free packet of information about diabetes and find out about free diabetes screenings and other diabetes alert activities in your area. D.I.A.L. is a national network of information and referral telephone lines for people with diabetes and their loved ones. This helpline can provide information on all aspects of diabetes management and refer callers to local diabetes programs and services, including diabetes education classes, year-round youth programs, counseling and support groups, and advocacy services. Diabetes is more common in African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders. If you are a member of one of these ethnic groups, you need to pay special attention. Contact: American Diabetes Association, 1660 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; 800-DIABETES; 800-342-2383
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