American Diabetes Association Alert Day (Tuesday, March 28, 2017): This annual event is a wake-up call for the American public to recognize the seriousness of diabetes. Held annually on the 4th Tuesday of March, the ADA's Alert Day puts special emphasis on the dangers of undiagnosed or untreated cases of type 2 diabetes. Another goal of the event is encourage the masses to take the Diabetes Risk Test. All are urged to complete the test (shouldn't take longer than a minute), share it, and take steps toward living a healthy and active lifestyle. The American Diabetes Association created Alert Day as part of its awareness programs in 1986.