An estimated one million Canadians live with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes, underlining the importance of raising awareness of its risk factors. To mark Diabetes Awareness Month this November, the Canadian Diabetes Association is unveiling its “Don’t Be Risky” campaign. Canadians are encouraged to visit DontBeRisky.ca and fill out a CANRISK test to identify their risk of developing type 2 diabetes and prediabetes.
Untreated, type 2 diabetes can cause severe health problems and even be fatal. Early diagnosis and awareness can make all the difference. Find out if you are at risk by filling out the short CANRISK diabetes test, and take charge of your health. Knowing the risk factors can help Canadians take action to prevent diabetes. Early detection for those who have the disease can decrease complications and improve an individual’s quality of life.
All those who visit DontBeRisky.ca and complete the CANRISK test from October 15 to November 30 can enter a draw to win one of three Money for Life experiences – including a grand prize of a $5,000 financial portfolio of investment and/or insurance products – courtesy of Sun Life Financial. In addition, Novo Nordisk Canada Inc. will donate $1 to the CDA for each test completed.