One in 11 people in the United States has some form of Diabetes.
Type ll diabetes is becoming a National epidemic but we CAN do something about it.
Diabetes means you have glucose (sugar) levels in your blood that are higher than usual. Your body has trouble turning glucose into energy. Instead of being used by your body, the glucose builds up in your bloodstream and all the cells in your body are starved of energy and nutrition. If left undiagnosed, it will lead to such medical problems as:
The good news is that you can do a lot to prevent or delay getting type 2 diabetes, including:
Watching your weight
Symptoms of type 2 diabetes often develop over several years. Many people with type 2 diabetes have symptoms for a long time without noticing them. Some people may never notice any symptoms.
Symptoms of diabetes include:
Being very thirsty or hungry
Feeling tired for no reason
Urinating (going to the bathroom) more than usual
Losing weight for no reason
Having cuts or bruises that are slow to heal
Having trouble seeing (blurry vision)
Losing feeling or having tingling in your hands or feet