Diabetes Facts

 Learn the Facts about Diabetes

Lifestyle changes can be important in managing diabetes.  Eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly – a regular exercise program can improve blood sugars and improve heart health.  Limit alcohol consumption, get plenty of sleep and if you smoke, quit.

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Type 1 Diabetes VS. Type 2 Diabetes 

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is caused by Eating Too Much Sugar

Fact: Type 1 diabetes occurs when the pancreas stops making insulin.  The exact cause or causes of type 1 diabetes is known but researchers suspect environmental factors, viruses or genetics play a role.  

Type 2 Diabetics Don’t Make Insulin

Fact: Type 2 diabetics can have a higher than normal insulin level early on in the disease. Known as hyperinsulinemia, this can occur as a result of on insulin resistance due to the body’s inability to respond normally to the hormone.

3 Facts about Type 1 Diabetes

Those affected have a higher risk of heart attack and stroke. You should know that:

  • There is no known cure for Type 1 diabetes.
  • The cause of diabetes is unknown.
  • It is the leading cause of blindness. 

3 Facts About Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is far more common than type 1.  You are at higher risk if:

  • You are overweight or do not exercise.
  • You are over 45 years of age.
  • You have high blood pressure.

Type 1 Symptoms 

Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms

Type 1 diabetes signs and symptoms can come on quickly and may include but are not limited to:

  • Increased thrust and frequent urination
  • Blurred Vision
  • Extreme Hunger

Type 2 diabetes symptoms may develop slowly.  Those who have the disease may not even know it.  Here’s just a few symptoms:

  • Slow healing sores or infections.
  • Areas of darkened skin.
  • Increased hunger & Fatigue.