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It’s Not Too Late to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes – Live Empowered

Nearly 29.1 million Americans have Diabetes; it is a serious and costly disease in which blood glucose (blood sugar) levels are above normal. Most people with diabetes have type 2, which used to be called adult-onset diabetes.   In years past type 2 diabetes was seen mostly in people over age 45.  Now in 2014 more young people, even children, have the disease because many are overweight or obeseMany Native Americans also develop diabetes at a young age due to their diet.  Below is the link to an excellent video about Native Americans and Diabetes.  Please watch; it is informative whether or not you are a Native American.

Many people who have diabetes don’t know it! How is that possible, you may ask?

Unless we take the time to read and learn about, and become familiar with the signs and symptoms of diabetes, we might not recognize them until damage has been done to our body.   If you find out early that you have diabetes, you can get treatment to prevent damage to your body.  OneWorld produced an excellent education video to give you more information about managing your diabetes; watch it here:

Diabetes & Health: Inches and Pounds Matter (OneWorld video) http://youtu.be/9YXTb22yPB8

Some key symptoms of diabetes are:  blurred vision, being extra thirsty very often, having to urinate frequently, or feeling tired all the time.  There are also people who have no signs or symptoms at all. It is important to pay attention to family medical history.  Type 2 Diabetes tends to run in families. It is very important that you learn how to effectively manage your diabetes.  Be sure to have a primary care provider to help guide you.

Type 2 Diabetes: What You Need to Know

You can get all of this information on this link in: Spanish  Also, by clicking each of the topics below you will find answers and explanation to each.  This information is provided by the federal government’s National Institute of Health (NIH). At the end of this blog there are more links to reliable information 

Get more information about diabetes at the links below:

National Diabetes Education Program
1 Diabetes Way
Bethesda, MD 20814–9692
Phone: 1–888–693–NDEP (1–888–693–6337) - TTY: 1–866–569–1162 - Fax: 703–738–4929
Email: ndep@mail.nih.gov
Internet: www.ndep.nih.gov
www.yourdiabetesinfo.org

Information in Spanish: http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/type2_ES/index.aspx#Spanish

Diabetes Among Hispanics:  http://www.diabetes.org/newsroom/press-releases/2014/diabetes-among...

Introductory video in Spanish about Diabetes Type 2: http://youtu.be/YtMZ4ocnp6k  3:53

Genetics: Get the basics about genetics and diabetes: www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/genetics-of-diabetes.html#sthash.4...

Diabetes and African Americans. Live Empowered:  http://www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/awareness-programs/african-...  

Native Americans and Diabetes - NIH Senior Health - See an excellent video here -

https://nihseniorhealth.gov/diabetes/causes/video/db1_na.html?intro...

OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc., is a small group of committed volunteers who produce community information and education television programs on health literacy, education and civic engagement.  We also find good information and post informative blogs about issues we believe shine light. Learn more about us at our web site: www.oneworldpi.org/  and visit our web health section at: http://www.oneworldpi.org/health/index.html  Please share our information with others.  Watch our informative television programs on your public access channels: AT&T Uverse, Charter Communications Chan. 21; Comcast Chan; 10, 15, 18 & 26.

https://www.youtube.com/user/oneworldpi/videos - OneWorld’s YouTube – See us on: https://www.facebook.com/pages/OneWorld-Progressive-Institute-Inc/151551484879941

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