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American Diabetes Month

Another Awesome new lifeoutlook Infographic 30M people in AMERICA have diabetes NEARLY American Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes Diabetes Type 1 diabetes stops the body from producing insulin, which is necessary for converting sugar and other foods into energy." With type 2 diabetes the body produces insulin, but can't use it properly. Initially, the pancreas makes more insulin to make up for the problem, but over time it can't keep up and the body's blood glucose (or blood sugar) levels rise higher than they should. Month JUST 1 IN 20 Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, affecting an estimated 27.6 million Americans." 86 DIABETICS ARE TYPE 1 MILLION AMERICANS ARE ESTIMATED TO HAVE 'PREDIABETES A person can be diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at any age, but it is usually identified in children and young adults. The majority of type 1 diabetes diagnoses - 70% – happen before a person reaches 30 years old, and as a result it has been called juvenile diabetes' in the past. It may also be called 'insulin-dependent diabetes' i THAT'S TUX THE POPULATION OF NYC UH-OH! Who's at Highest Risk? DID YOU KNOW? let's Discuss Type 1 diabetes symptoms can develop very quickly in children – in a matter of days or weeks. In adults symptoms typically develop over a few months Make sure to monitor Prevention More people of color than Caucasians are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, with Native Americans the ethnic group most affected. Nearly 16% of the Native American population is diagnosed with diabetes. While type 1 diabetes can't be prevented, you can take steps to prevent the more common type 2 diabetes. While not everyone with type 2 diabetes is overweight, carrying extra pounds significantly increases your risk of developing it. ix In people of all ethnicities, the risk of developing type 2 diabetes increases with age - 11.3% of people over 20 have type 2 diabetes, compared to nearly 27% of people over 65.vii yourself, your child's, or loved one's symptoms over time, vii EAT WELL+EXERCISE Swap sugary drinks like soda, energy drinks and juices for water, coffee and tea. Avoid bad fats, like those found in fried foods, and eat good fats that are found in nuts, seeds and fish. Know the Reduce the amount of red and processed meats you eat and go for poultry and fish instead. Symptoms Choose whole grains like brown rice and whole wheat bread over white rice and and white bread. Increasing your physical activity improves your muscles' ability to properly use insulin, reducing your chance of developing diabetes. If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, come see me! i ii iii iv V vi vii viii ix FATIGUE BLURRED VISION WEIGHT LOSS BEING VERY THIRSTY HAVING TO URINATE MORE OFTEN THAN NORMAL ITCHY GENITALS OR FREQUENT YEAST INFECTIONS CUTS AND SCRAPES HEALING SLOWLY newlifeoutlook

American Diabetes Month

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Type 2 diabetes affects around 27.6 million Americans, and another 86 million are thought to have 'prediabetes', meaning they are at risk of developing it. Unlike type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes can...


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