Diabetes Awareness Month - November 2018

November 15, 2018

Young, Smart, Invincibile, Diabetic? Will your current lifestyle hinder your lifestyle in 5 years?

What is diabetes? Your body cannot produce insulin properly and your blood glucose is too high.

Diabetes - Genetic? You can develop Type 2 diabetes without having a predisposition to it. More students are affected by pre-diabetes due to poor diet / lack of exercise.

Prediabetes: Blood glucose is higher than normal but lower than diabetes range, increasing risk for Type 2 diabetes.

1 out of 3 U.S. adults have pre-diabetes, but only 10% know they have it.

Diabetes Prevention: Maintain healthy weight, exercise regularly, decrease processed foods, eat healthy.


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