November is National Diabetes Month, and while there is no cure, there are ways to manage it.
Diabetes impacts more than 30 million people, and it’s characterized by high levels of blood sugar resulting from defects in insulin production.
According to the CDC, it’s the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S.
Diabetes, type 1 and 2 are the most common forms.
9 out of 10 diabetes patients are diagnosed with type 2 or “adult-onset diabetes.”
A person can lower the chances of developing type 2 diabetes by losing weight, maintaining regular physical activity and following a healthy diet.
Keep an eye on possible symptoms, such as frequent urination, excessive thirst and slow healing wounds.
People with diabetes are at a higher risk for serious health complications, like heart disease and stroke.
So it’s important to maintain your regular checkups.