Held annually on the fourth Tuesday in March, the alert day encourages people to find out their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by taking an online risk test at www.diabetes.org/socalalert. The risk test, consisting of eight questions covering such topics as family history, weight and age, takes less than 60 seconds to complete.
Anyone who visits a local Chick-fil-A restaurant between the hours of 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday, 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 the test’s final page on a smartphone.
No personal information or test results will be collected. No purchase is required. There is a limit of one free entree per customer.
Chick-fil-A restaurants in San Diego County are located in Chula Vista, Encinitas, Oceanside, San Marcos, Santee, Escondido and in San Diego on Sports Arena Blvd., Camino Ruiz in Mira Mesa and Carmel Mountain Road in Carmel Mountain Ranch.
An estimated 29 million Americans have diabetes, including about 230,000 San Diego County residents.