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Guest Column | Diabetes Risk Is Higher in Rural Communities

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  • Written By: Rena Salamacha, CEO, Mee Memorial Healthcare System

For members of previous generations, a “wakeup call” meant having a hotel employee ring their room at a certain time to rouse them from bed. Today the term is used when we’ve been doing something self destructive for some time (perhaps without realizing it) before something serious happens that forces us to come to terms with those bad habits.

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 our risks.

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