Tuesday March 25 is American Diabetes Association Alert Day.
With type 2 diabetes on the rise doctors want people to get tested to find out if they are at risk.
The effects of diabetes get worse over time so it's critical to not delay getting diagnosed.
"The things we see when people have never been diagnosed is feelings of fatigue, urine smells kinds of sugary, more sleepy in general, drinking a lot more or peeing a lot more. Those are all signs that the sugar is high," said Justin Puckett, D.O. of Complete Family Medicine. Dr. Puckett said if you are experiencing any of these symptoms you should talk to your doctor. You will take a blood test to see if you are developing diabetes.
There is also a risk test you can take online at home. For more information click here.
The best way to help you prevent diabetes is to live a healthy lifestyle. Be active and eating lots of fruits and vegetables. You should also go low on the carbs.