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Type 2 Diabetes Infographics

TYPE 2 DIABETES DIABETES STATS HOW THE BODY REGULATES BLOOD GLUCOSE 25.8million LOW BLOOD HIGH BLOOD GLUCOSE GLUCOSE More than 8 percent of the U.S. population has been diagnosed with diabetes. Signals the 79 million pancreas to Signals the pancreas release glucagon to release insulin Approximately 35 percent of adults, 20 and older, have prediabetes – most have not been diagnosed. Pancreas 71,382 Insulin The number of deaths directly attributed to diabetes annually in the United States. Diabetes also contributes to another 231,404 deaths per year. Glucagon triggers the liver to release enables the Liver cells to use Cells glucose into the blood the glucose in the blood 2050 The year by which 1 in 3 Americans will have diabetes. Normal blood glucose levels Types of Diabetes HOW THE BODY ATTEMPTS TO REGULATE HIGH BLOOD GLUCOSE IN TYPE 2 DIABETES 5% HIGH BLOOD Type 1 diabetes GLUCOSE 1-5% Other types of diabetes Signals the pancreas High blood glucose signals the pancreas to release insulin 90-95% to release more insulin Type 2 diabetes Pancreas Source: American Diabetes Association PARTS OF THE BODY COMMONLY Cells AFFECTED BY TYPE 2 DIABETES Blood glucose levels remain high Cells are insulin resistant and BRAIN unable to access the glucose in the blood. Stroke EYES Decline in vision, cataracts, glaucoma and blindness KNOW YOUR NUMBERS HEART Heart attack Target Blood Glucose (mg/dl) Nonfasting (~2 hrs after a meal) KIDNEYS Fasting Kidney failure, dialysis and kidney transplant 70-120 <180 NERVES Peripeheral nerve damage, neuropathy Hemaglobin A1c (%) LIMBS Normal Prediabetes Diabetes Amputation and gangrene <5.7 5.8-6.5 >6.5 Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Get Type 2 Diabetes in Check! The Weight Management Center at the Houston Methodist Diabetes & Metabolism Institute offers a Diabetes Education Program. Our programs are designed to individualize a treatment plan that people with diabetes can use to manage the disease and therefore improve their health. HOUSTO N Metholist SM LEADING MEDICINE Texas Medical Center - San Jacinto - Sugar Land - Willowbrook Visit or call 713.790.3333.

Type 2 Diabetes Infographics

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Visually appealing infographics about type 2 infographics which tells latest stats, how blood controls sugar, causes of diabetes and what body parts are affected by it.



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