Take Control of Your Health This World Diabetes Day!

There are more than seven million Americans undiagnosed with diabetes. So today, on World Diabetes Day This image is associated with an external link., we encourage everyone to take control of your health and learn the signs and symptoms of diabetes.

Health messages can so easily be lost amid the constant barrage of information you receive every day. To make it easy, below is a list of type 1 and 2 symptoms that can help you determine whether you or someone you care about should be thinking about this disease.

Type 1 Diabetes

  • Frequent urination
  • Unusual thirst
  • Extreme hunger
  • Unusual weight loss
  • Extreme fatigue and Irritability

Type 2 Diabetes (Often people with type 2 diabetes have no symptoms)

  • Any of the type 1 symptoms
  • Frequent infections
  • Blurred vision
  • Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
  • Tingling/numbness in the hands/feet
  • Recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections

And, we don’t want to talk about the symptoms without also mentioning a few steps you can take to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Did you know that as little as 30 minutes a day, five days a week, of moderate physical activity or losing 7 percent of your body mass – that’s only 15 pounds if you weigh 200 pounds – can make all the difference?

Take some time today to take control of your health as well as take the pledge to help us Stop Diabetes!

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5 Responses to Take Control of Your Health This World Diabetes Day!

  1. debra dias says:

    i have type 1 and im very scared the meds cost alot of money. and i just hate it please find a cure fast…

    • Mary Ann says:

      Don’t be frightened, Debra. In some ways, those of us who have Type 1 diabetes are lucky . . . we have the CONTROL of this chronic disease in our hands! How many victims of a chronic disease can say that?? So, take heart and arm yourself with all the good knowledge you can get your hands on. I have controlled this monster for 15 years now and have, so far, suffered no complications. You CAN take control!

  2. Mary Meloy says:

    As a registered dietitian and weight managment consultant, I am posting this site onto my website in order for me to spread the word about diabetes, and World Diabetes Day!

  3. Sheri O'Brien says:

    My 8 year old son was diagnosed at the age of 4 1/2. I posted this page to my Facebook page to spread the word and awareness of World Diabetes Day…let’s find a cure!

  4. David McGlone says:

    Debra Dias:

    Dont you worry. We are going to beat this thing! Hang in there.

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