Last Updated on March 22, 2022 by Pam Roller

Diabetes Alert Day® is on March 22, 2022! Observed annually on the fourth Tuesday in March by the American Diabetes Association, Diabetes Alert Day is a one-day “wake-up call” that focuses on the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of understanding your risk. Find more info here.

Here’s a poem shared by our friend Pam Roller for Diabetes Alert Day:

Diabetes Alert Day

Observed in March is Diabetes Alert Day

It is always on the fourth Tuesday

This is a one-day wake up call

It should be taken seriously by all

The purpose is an awareness message to convey

Those with diabetes symptoms shouldn’t delay

Please see your doctor right away

To prevent future complications early

Screening or detection must be done promptly

We’ve been going through a global pandemic

But diabetes is a worldwide epidemic

Awareness is the key in fighting the disease

Preventing, managing, and finding a cure can put us at ease

Risks are very important to know

Diabetes affects over 30 million Americans or so

Seven million aren’t aware they have it

A reason to pay your physician a visit

Projections indicate 700 million adults could have diabetes by 2045

May this timely reminder on Diabetes Alert Day help keep you alive

Written by Pam Roller

March 22, 2022