-- Take the diabetes risk test, then get free food from three Chick-fil-A restaurants in North County on March 25th
-- Free food giveaway at Chick-fil-A on Tuesday, March 25 for diabetes risk awareness
The three Chick-fil-A restaurants in North County, in Encinitas, Oceanside and San Marcos, will give away free food on Tuesday, March 25, to encourage people to find out their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
As part of the American Diabetes Association’s Alert Day, an annual promotion held on the fourth Tuesday in March, everyone is encouraged to take the ADA’s diabetes risk test at www.diabetes.org/risktest. The risk test with eight questions covering such topics as weight, age and family history takes less than 60 seconds to complete.
Anyone who visits the Chick-fil-A restaurants at 194 North El Camino Real in Encinitas, 3475 Marron Road in Oceanside and 587 Grand Ave. in San Marcos, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. on March 25, and shows proof they completed the diabetes risk test, will receive their choice of a free Chick-fil-A grilled chicken sandwich entrée or a free eight-piece grilled nugget entrée. Proof can include either a printout from the website page or show the risk test’s final page on a smart phone. No personal information or test results are required. No purchase is required. Limit of one free entree per customer per day.
The ADA said an estimated 26 million Americans have diabetes, including about 230,000 San Diego County residents. As many as 25 percent of people with diabetes are not aware they have the disease, according to Larissa Roman, executive director of the ADA office in San Diego. “Alert Day becomes a wake-up call for many people,” Roman said. “Diagnosis of diabetes often comes seven to 10 years after the onset of the disease. Early diagnosis is critical to successful treatment.”