Wednesday, April 4, 2012

D is for Diabetes Awareness

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Today we are working on the letter...."D".
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My husband, many family members and many friends have Diabetes. Diabetes is a lifelong, chronic disease that forces a person to change everything in their life (diet, exercise, etc).

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It's not easy to hear you have diabetes. But for millions of people, learning about their diabetes is the first step toward feeling better and living a longer, healthier life.

There are two types of diabetes, which may cause the following symptoms:

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

To find out more about diabetes please visit any of the following web sites:

6 comments:

  1. Awesome post & great to put awareness out there.

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  2. Amen to finding a cure. My niece has type 1 and it really affects not only her, but the whole family - LET'S FIND A CURE!

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  3. Great post. I've known a lot of people that have been affected by diabetes.

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  4. Good information. My mom struggled with diabetes for years before she passed away. I fear that my time will come...

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  5. It runs high in my family but so far I'm all clear. That's one reason health and fitness are so important to me.

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  6. We can't say enough about this disease. Good for you for selecting it as a topic! :)

    DL @ Cruising Altitude 2.0
    Co-Host of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.

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