About the Program

Wellmont Health System in Northeast Tennessee began an 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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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.