Diabetes FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions
(about Diabetes!)

• So what is Diabetes anyway?
 Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal. The pancreas, which normally makes insulin, either cannot produce or cannot get insulin into the blood cells causing the sugar to build up. There are 2 types, Type 1 and Type 2.
• What are the symptoms of Diabetes?
 Often symptoms of excessive thirst, frequent urination, unexplained weight loss, extreme hunger, and sudden vision changes often signify the onset of Diabetes.
• What are the types of Diabetes?
 Type 1 is juvenile onset Diabetes and is treated with insulin, either by injections into the body or with a device called an insulin pump.
 Type 2 is the fastest growing type of Diabetes. Once diagnosed only in adults, this is a growing diagnosis for young overweight children. Can be treated with insulin, pills, and evidence of a strict Vegan diet have also shown vast improvement.
• Can Diabetes be prevented?
 Studies have been conducted showing that regular eating and a healthy lifestyle can reduce the risk for Type 2 Diabetes. Prevention of Type 1 Diabetes has not yet been found.
• Is there a cure for Diabetes?
 The Diabetes community is currently working to prevent Diabetes, cure Diabetes, and improve the quality of care for those who have Diabetes. Currently, there is no cure but thanks to your efforts in supporting our 5K run for Diabetes awareness, we are continuing to grow closer to finding a cure!


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