What is 1 way to prevent foot sores for diabetics?
- Keep your feet moist
- Wash your feet daily
- Eat lots of fats & sugars
What is 1 preventable cause of Diabetes Type II?
- Poor nutrition
- Too much exercise
- Sleeping too often
Everyone can tell when they have Diabetes and it is always diagnosed right away.
Diabetes in older adults is linked to higher mortality, reduced functional status, and increased risk of institutionalization.
Older adults with diabetes are at substantial risk for both acute and chronic microvascular and cardiovascular complications of the disease.
Research suggests that 1 out of 3 adults has prediabetes. Of this group, 9 out of 10 don't know they have it.
29.1 million people in the United States have diabetes, but 8.1 million may be undiagnosed and unaware of their condition.
About 1.4 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed in United States every year.
Significant risk factors include: older age, excess weight, family history, certain ethnicities, physical inactivity, & poor diet
Diabetes is a problem with your body that causes blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise higher than normal. This is also called hyperglycemia.
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. If you have type 2 diabetes your body does not use insulin properly. This is called insulin resistance. At first, your pancreas makes extra insulin to make up for it. But, over time it isn't able to keep up and can't make enough insulin to keep your blood glucose at normal levels.