Facts about Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition in which the body cannot properly process food to use as energy for the body. There are two types of Diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2.

Type 1 Diabetes is a chronic condition, in which the body (specifically the pancreas) produce little to no insulin. It typically appears during one’s adolesence. Type 1 Diabetes can be managed, but it cannot be cured.

Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way the body produces glucose (blood sugar). It is known as adult onset diabetes. The body usually resists insulin, or won’t produce it, but it can be treated.

What can I do to protect myself?

Diabetes is a silent killer. You may not even realize that you have it until it’s too late. Consequences of elevated blood sugar levels can lead to amputation of limbs due to necrosis, fatigue, constant hunger, numb limbs, blurred vision, and frequent urination. In 2019, 1.5 Million People Worldwide died due to diabetes related issues. And, diabetes can run in your family.

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