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Types of Diabetes

Take Charge of your Diabetes

Diabetes is the 5th leading cause of death in the United States and is the leading cause of kidney failure, nontraumatic lower-limb amputations, and new cases of adult blindness. Diabetes is the leading cause of heart disease and stroke. It is underreported on death certificates because it is often a secondary cause.

Get tested every 3 years if you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol, if you are overweight and inactive, or if
diabetes runs in your family.

Types of Diabetes

Type 1 or juvenile diabetes (insulin-dependent, the body does not produce insulin at all)

Pre-diabetes is a condition that occurs when a person's blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes.

Type 2
(non-insulin dependent, the body cannot use insulin properly)

Type 3 Gestational diabetes - affects about 4% of all pregnant women.

  • normally temporary

  • may develop into Type 2 Diabetes within 10 years.

Diabetes and Stress does not mix. The body has a hard time producing insulin when the body is under stress (homones are released in response to stress).

The History of Insulin

Warning signs

  • frequent urination

  • sweating

  • headaches, dizziness, nausea

  • extreme thirst

  • extreme hunger

  • irritability

  • flu-like symptoms (in children)

  • slow healing of skin (foot ulcers), gums, bladder or vaginal infections

  • rapid weight loss

  • blurry vision

  • dry, itchy skin

  • change in sensation and/or temperature in hands/feet

  • inability to feel vibration

  • burning/tingling or loss of feeling in hands and feet

  • change in sensation and/or temperature in hands/feet

  • inability to feel vibration

  • changes in the shape of the feet

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