LAFD Sounds The Alert About Diabetes

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 |

Join the Movement: Stop DiabetesThe Los Angeles Fire Department joins the American Diabetes Association to 'Sound the Alert' for the millions of Americans who have diabetes - but don't know it!

March 22, 2011 is the annual American Diabetes Alert Day.

The LAFD is proud to be a part of this effort, and asks you to take a quick and simple on-line test to determine your personal risk.

After all, you could be among the millions unaware they have diabetes. With your help, we will make a difference in preventing and managing diabetes. To learn more, visit:

Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department


LAFD Media and Public Relations said...

Dear Friend of the LAFD,

Did you know? In the past year, your Los Angeles Fire Department responded to 8,884 diabetic emergencies.

That's an average of 24.3 times a day - and that number is only when a "diabetic emergency" is known to the 9-1-1 caller.

There are *thousands* more LAFD responses each year where diabetes (often unrecognized and untreated) is a prime or contributing factor to illness and injury.

That's why the LAFD is asking you to take a free, quick and simple *on-line test* to determine your personal risk.

Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

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