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Diabetes Awareness

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margaret parker

on 13 November 2014

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Transcript of Diabetes Awareness

What is diabetes?
a metabolic disease in which the body’s inability to produce any or enough insulin causes elevated levels of glucose in the blood
Type 1 & Type 2
Type 1 diabetes:
Symptoms usually start in childhood or young adulthood. People often seek medical help, because they are seriously ill from sudden symptoms of high blood sugar.
Episodes of low blood sugar level
Can't be prevented
Type 2 diabetes:
May not have symptoms before diagnosis.
Usually discovered in adulthood
No episodes of low blood sugar level, unless the person is taking insulin or certain diabetes medicines.
Can be prevented or delayed with a healthy lifestyle
Foods to eat
Whole-grain foods
Low sodium or unsalted canned vegetables
Sugar-free or low-sugar jam or preserves
Baked, broiled, grilled, or stewed meats
Treatment
Glucose testing
medicine
oral health and hygiene
transplantation
Statistics
29.1 million people in the United States have diabetes
In adults 20 and older, more than one in every 10 people suffer from diabetes
9.2 percent of pregnancies may be affected by gestational diabetes
Symptoms
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)
Diabetes Awareness
Margaret Parker
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