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Diabetes awareness month

November Awareness Dont Sugar Coat It: Diabetes Diabetes is achronic dis eas e that occurs when the pancreas is no longer able to make insulin, or when the body cannot makegood use of the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas , that acts like akey to let glucose from the food we eat pass from the blood stream into the cells in the body to produce energy.All carbohydrate foods are broken down into glucose in the blood. Ins ulin helps glucose get into the cells. Not being able to produce insulin or us e it effectively leads to raised glucose levels in the blood (known as hy perg lycaemia). Over the long-term high glucose levels are associated with damage to the body and failure of various organs and tiss ues. Finger Prickin' Good Diabetics are got naturally sweet Insulin? Whať's your type? There are three types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes. Type 1 Type 2 Gestational 5% 90% 1/25 PREGNANCIES DEVELOP THIS WORLDWIDE People with type 1 dia betes produce very little or no insulin. The disease may affect people of any age, but usually develops in children or young a dults. People with this form of diabetes need Characterized by insulin resistance and relative insulin deficiency, either or both of which may be present at the time dia betes is diagnosed. The diagnosis of type 2 diabetes can occur at any age. Type 2 diabetes may remain undetected for many years and the diagnosis is often made when a complica tion a ppears ora routine blood or urine glucose test is done. It is often, but not a wa ys, associated with overweight or obesity, which itself can cause insulin resistance and lead to high blood glucose levels. People with type 2 diabetes can often initially manage their condition through exercise and diet. However, over time most people will require oral drugs and or insulin. Form of diabetes consisting of high blood glucose levels during pregna ncy. It is associated with complications to both mother and baby. GDMusually disappea rs after pregnancy but women with GDM and their children are at an increased risk injections of insulin every day in order to control the levels of glucose in their blood. If people with type 1 diabetes do not have access to insulin, they will die. of developing type 2 dia betes la ter in life. Approximately half of women with a history of GDM go on to develop type 2 dia betes within five to ten years after delivery Complications of diabetes People with diabetes have an increased risk of developing a number of serious health problems. Consistently high blood glucose levels can lead to serious diseases affecting the heart and blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, nerves and teeth. In addition, people with diabetes also have a higher risk of developing infections. In almost all high-income countries, diabetes is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease, blindness, kidney failure, and lower limb amputation. Signs and Symptoms Some Factors of Diabetes •Frequent urination • Excessive thirst • Increased hunger • Weight loss • Tiredness • Lack of interest and concentration • A tingling sensation or numbness in the hands or feet • Blurred vision • Frequent infections • Slow-healing wounds • Vomiting and stomach pain (often mistaken as the flu) •Family history of diabetes • Overweight • Unhealthy diet • Physical inactivity • Increasing age• High blood pressure Ethnicity • Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT) • History of gestational diabetes • Poor nutrition during pregnancy Number of Leading 7.0 7" cause of people Nationally who have Million not been death in the United States Diabetes diagnosed with 8.3% affects 25.8 million diabetes people in the U.S. population Visit Us: For more information please contact your Primary Care Physician FOLLOW@MYDOCHUB mydochub Your Doctor. Your Health fe Tuce You Cure Diabetes

Diabetes awareness month

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Learn about Diabetes Awareness Month, including diabetes type 2, type and gestational diabetes, as well as the complications, signs and symptoms, treatments and statistics at MyDocHub Health. At MyDoc...


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