November is American Diabetes Month. This November, RTL Associates is proud to participate in American Diabetes Month.
Diabetes is a disease that is caused by excess sugar in your blood. The hormone insulin moves sugar from the blood into your cells to be stored or used for energy. When your body does not produce enough insulin or cannot properly utilize insulin, diabetes is the result. There are 4 common types of diabetes:
Type 1 - usually diabetes developed in childhood. It is an
autoimmune disease where the immune system
attacks the pancreas where insulin is made.
Type 2 - usually developed as an adult. The body becomes
resistant to insulin and the sugar builds up in the
blood. Some of the causes are obesity, especially
belly fat, and heredity. Inactivity and age (usually 45
and older) are also risk factors.
Pre-Diabetes - occurs when your blood sugar is higher than
normal but not high enough to be diagnosed
Gestational - usually developed during pregnancy. The
blood sugar is higher than normal because
placenta hormones block the production of
insulin causing diabetes.
Complications associated with diabetes are heart disease(heart attack and stroke), hearing and vision loss, nephropathy, foot damage,depression and dementia.
Diabetes can be treated and managed with medication and lifestyle changes There are oral medications and insulin injections to help control the disease. Some of the lifestyle changes that can help control the disease are healthy eating (fruits, vegetables, proteins, watching and counting carbohydrates), regular exercise getting enough sleep and maintaining a healthy weight.
Diabetes is a serious disease but you can control it instead of it controlling you. For more information submit your information below.
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