Nov 14 - Geezer's Blog - World Diabetes Day

posted by Dave Lehner -

The Bottom Line: Learn more about diabetes!

The Full Story:

  • About one third of all people with diabetes do not know they have the disease.
  • Type 2 diabetes often does not have any symptoms.
  • Only about five percent of all people with diabetes have type 1 diabetes.
  • If you are at risk, type 2 diabetes can be prevented with moderate weight loss (10–15 pounds) and 30 minutes of moderate physical activity (such as brisk walking) each day.
  • A meal plan for a person with diabetes isn’t very different than that which is recommended for people without diabetes.
  • Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in working-age adults.
  • People with diabetes are twice as likely to develop heart disease than someone without diabetes.
  • Good control of diabetes significantly reduces the risk of developing complications and prevents complications from getting worse.
  • Bariatric surgery can reduce the symptoms of diabetes in obese people.
  • Diabetes costs $174 billion annually, including $116 billion in direct medical expenses.
World Diabetes Day

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