November is Diabetes Awareness month
Does anyone in your family have diabetes? Have you ever heard of diabetes? Diabetes is a condition where your body does not produce any or enough insulin. The body needs the insulin in order to break down sugar in the food we eat.
A condition in which blood sugar is high, but not high enough to be type 2 diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes
A chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin.
Type 2 diabetes
A chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar (glucose).
According to the American Diabetes Association, approximately 1.25 million American children and adults have type 1 diabetes with 8.1 million are undiagnosed. Diabetes is ranked 7 for leading cause of death. More people die from diabetes than AIDS and breast cancer combined. First step is to get screened and know your family history!