Here’s What’s Happening in April…

Walking 10,000 steps might sound like a daunting challenge, but help your employees reach that goal with these resources:

National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day is May 4th!

Get Up and Move!

Thank you for your interest in National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day!

On Wednesday, May 4, The American Diabetes Association host National Get Fit Don’t Sit DaySM. And we want you to join in the fun!

You may have always known that exercise is good for you, but it’s likely you didn’t know until recently that too much sitting is actually harmful for your health. That’s why the Association recommends that everyone, including people with diabetes, limit the amount of time they spend sitting. In fact, we advise getting up and moving at least every 90 minutes.

Here at the American Diabetes Association, we value your health and want to empower you with the resources you need to get moving—today and every day.

For HR Personnel and Business Groups: Sign up for our Get Fit Don’t Sit Toolkit. Here you’ll find many creative ideas for your employees including resources and day of event activation.

For Corporate Communications: Share photos and videos of your organization in action!

  • Hashtag #GetFitDontSit, #GetFitNorthTexas
  • You can use the picture embedded in this email as a logo
  • Tag us here:


For Churches, Parent’s Associations and Schools:

  • Have an organized walk, led by your executive health champion.
  • Have a walking scavenger hunt around your building or campus.
  • Have a Hula Hoop®-a-thon, plank- or squat-off, stair-climbing challenge or some other type of contest.
  • Create awareness of risks for prediabetes by watching sharing these PSAs:
  • Share pics and videos using the information above!


There is one week left! For more information visit: or Don’t hesitate to let us know you are up and about every 30 minutes.

I’m wearing my walking shoes….ARE YOU?

Alert Day – Results Are In!

For American Diabetes Association Alert Day® on Tuesday, March 22, our national and local efforts created a surge of attention about prediabetes and how to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.

A total of 35,800 Diabetes Risk Tests were taken this Alert Day, almost evenly split between the versions of the test available through and, our national awareness campaign with the American Medical Association (AMA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Ad Council. This represents a 23 percent increase in risk tests taken over last year’s Alert Day campaign.

The day’s two primary hashtags were widely used by the Association and its supporters on social media: #DiabetesAlertDay was used in 3,304 posts for 41 million social media impressions, while #prediabetes was used in 1,824 posts for 30 million social media impressions.

The wave of social media postings from our Thunderclap led to #prediabetes trending briefly on Twitter in the early afternoon, while high-profile contributions from Dr. Oz and other campaign supporters made #DiabetesAlertDay a trending topic on Facebook later in the day.

In addition to significant engagement through our social channels, the Association also received positive coverage via traditional media outlets. More than 500 platforms covered Alert Day, with 81 unique posts garnering nearly 600,000,000 views. Notably, Alert Day was mentioned on Yahoo!’s site three times, and an Association spokesperson was quoted in a minimum of 10 articles.

Also, if you missed last Tuesday’s The Dr. Oz Show and its program about our prediabetes awareness campaign and how to prevent type 2 diabetes, watch this short clip featuring National Board of Directors member Felicia Hill-Briggs, PhD, ABPP.

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Thanks to all who helped intensify the buzz throughout Alert Day! Take a look at some market activation photos and stories below.

Eating Healthy with Diabetes

Free diabetes program: Eating Healthy with Diabetes by trained pharmacists and registered dietitians, at the following locations/times from Albertsons and Life Scan.

L/U Store Address City State Zip Date of Tour 2016 Start Time 2016
ABS4187 1500 S Beltline Road Mesquite TX 75149 Thursday March 31, 2016 6:00 PM
SWY2643 14280 Marsh Lane Addison TX 75001 Tuesday April 12, 2016 6:00 PM
SWY3617 2611 West Park Row Arlington TX 76013 Thursday April 14, 2016 6:00 PM
ABS4290 480 Northwest Pkwy Azle TX 76020 Saturday April 02, 2016 10:00 AM
SWY2963 5550 Fm 423 Frisco TX 75034 Wednesday April 06, 2016 6:00 PM
ABS4231 215 N Carrier Parkway Grand Prairie TX 75050 Thursday April 07, 2016 6:00 PM
SWY2609 612 Grapevine Highway Hurst TX 76054 Tuesday April 05, 2016 6:00 PM
ABS296 6800 W. Virginia Parkway Mc Kinney TX 75069 Saturday April 09, 2016 10:00 AM
SWY3645 2200 East 14th St. Plano TX 75074 Wednesday April 13, 2016 6:00 PM