What is diabetes?
Diabetes is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels that result from defects in the body's ability to produce and/or use insulin.
Diabetes does not discriminate!
Diabetes is not contagious. People cannot “catch” it from each other. However, certain factors can increase the risk of developing diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes occurs equally among males and females but is more common in whites than in nonwhites. Data from the World Health Organization’s Multinational Project for Childhood Diabetes indicate that type 1 diabetes is rare in most African, American Indian, and Asian populations. However, some northern European countries, including Finland and Sweden, have high rates of type 1 diabetes. The reasons for these differences are unknown. Type 1 diabetes develops most often in children but can occur at any age.
Type 2 diabetes is more common in older people, especially in people who are overweight, and occurs more often in African Americans, American Indians, some Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islander Americans, and Hispanics/ Latinos.
10 signs that I may have diabetes!
1.Excessive thirst and frequent urination especially at night
2.Rapid weight loss, say 10 to 20 pounds over two or three months
3.Excessive pangs of hunger
4.Itchy skin, perhaps the result of dry skin or poor circulation
5.Slow Healing Infections, cuts, and bruises
6.Yeast and other fungal infections.
7.Fatigue And Irritability
9.Tingling Or Numbness in hands or feet
10.Blood glucose above 126 milligrams per deciliter