Diabetes Brochure

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American Diabetes association: http://www.diabetes.org/?loc=bb-dorg 

WebMD : http://www.webmd.com/diabetes/guide/ type-1-diabetes

What is it?
Do I have it?
What do I do?
What happens now?? What are the
Symptoms?
Do I have it?
Some Common Symptoms of Diabetes are:


What is Type 1
Diabetes?
In order to Explain what Diabetes is, you would first need to understand the what insulin is and what its’ role in your body is.
You see, when you eat, your body turns the food into sugars/glucose. At which point, your pancreas is supposed to release what is called insulin.
Insulin serves as a sort of “key” to open the cells in your body, in order to allow the glucose to enter
-- which allows you to use the glucose for energy.
That is needed in your day to day life.

But when you have diabetes, this system doesn’t work. And you are left with having to physically insert insulin into your body.

Urinating Often throughout the day



Unquenchable Thirst



Unquenchable
Hunger



Extremely fatigued



Some blurry vision



Slowly healing bruises or cuts



Losing weight without reason

Understanding
Diabetes
Diabetes is a growing Epidemic that kills more
Americans each year than AIDS and Breast Cancer combined. Contrary to popular belief, Diabetes is NOT caused by eating too much sugar. Type 1
Diabetes is actually caused by a persons genetics. Type 1 diabetes is normally diagnosed in children and young adults, and sometimes is also known as juvenile diabetes. Only about 5% of people with diabetes have this type of the disease.
Just because you may not have any of the symptoms listed above does not mean you DO
NOT have Diabetes. Frequent checkups by your
Physician is recommended to help avoid such diagnosis; especially if diabetes of any kind may possibly run in your…...

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