During this month of diabetes awareness, take a minute to learn the facts
about diabetes. Did you know?
o 30 million children and adults in the US have diabetes and 86 million Americans have prediabetes and thus are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
o There are two different types of diabetes, type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes generally occurs in childhood and is thought to be genetic while Type 2 diabetes is usually developed later in life. Type 2 diabetes is caused when the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells in your body do not recognize the insulin produced.
Because diabetes affects so many, it’s important to be familiar with the risk factors and symptoms of the disease. Type 2 diabetes typically occurs in older adults, although more cases are being seen in adolescents and young adults.
Diabetes symptoms vary, but can include: … Read more