About the Program
Wellmont Health System and Mountain States Health Alliance in Northeast Tennessee began a collaborative initiative in November, 2009 with local and state law enforcement to provide the Diabetes Alert window sticker program. The program has expanded across Tennessee with additional participating hospitals/health systems. The purpose of this program is to identify the possibility that a person on the road/in an accident may be having a diabetic emergency. If the automobile in question has a diabetes window sticker, the police officer can confirm the person driving is diabetic by examining the prescription order sheet given to the individual by either their physician or a diabetes representative.
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Additional ResourcesVisit Wellmont Diabetes Treatment Center website
Did you know?
1 in every 3 children born today will have type 2 diabetes in their lifetime.
23.6 million children and adults in the United States—7.8% of the population—have diabetes.
8 out of every 100 adults in Tennessee have diabetes, ranking it the 6th highest in the nation per capita.