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Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and November 14 is World Diabetes Awareness Day. 

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Diabetes is a chronic medical condition that affects how your body processes glucose (sugar) from the food you eat. It can result in high blood sugar levels, which can lead to various health complications.

The main types of diabetes are Type 1, Type 2, and gestational diabetes. Type 1 is an autoimmune condition where the body doesn’t produce insulin, while Type 2 involves insulin resistance. Gestational diabetes occurs during pregnancy.

Common symptoms include increased thirst, frequent urination, unexplained weight loss, fatigue, blurred vision, and slow wound healing.

Diabetes is typically diagnosed through blood tests that measure blood sugar levels, such as fasting blood sugar, oral glucose tolerance test, or HbA1c levels.

While some factors like genetics can’t be changed, you can reduce your risk of Type 2 diabetes through a healthy diet, regular exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight.

Diabetes management involves lifestyle changes, including a balanced diet, regular physical activity, medication (in some cases), monitoring blood sugar levels, and regular check-ups.

Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar. In Type 1 diabetes, the body doesn’t produce insulin, and in Type 2 diabetes, the body may not use it effectively. Insulin therapy is often necessary for people with diabetes.

Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to complications like heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, nerve damage, eye problems, and foot problems, among others.

Hypoglycemia is low blood sugar, which can result in symptoms like dizziness and confusion. Hyperglycemia is high blood sugar, which can lead to symptoms such as excessive thirst and frequent urination.

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month!

11/15 World Diabetes Awareness Day
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