Diabetes and Heart Disease
Diabetes is a chronic (long-lasting) disease that affects how your body converts food into energy. There are three main types of diabetes: type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes (diabetes while pregnant). Currently, more than 122 million Americans alone are living with diabetes (34.2 million) or prediabetes (88 million). Although a chronic condition, diabetes is manageable. Lifestyle changes (such as smoking cessation, weight loss, and regular physical exercise), improved d
Diabetes: Diabetes Awareness Month, the Holidays, and more ( the year end review)
November is designated national diabetes awareness month. During this month, communities across our country focus on informing and educating everyone on this health care epidemic. In 2020, the focus is on taking care of youth who have diabetes. Diabetes is currently one of the most common chronic conditions in school-age youth in the United States, affecting about 193,000 youth under 20 years old. School age youth who have diabetes need support with their diabetes care. That’
Diabetes and LADA.
Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adulthood (LADA) , is a form of type 1 diabetes that develops later in adulthood, often diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. LADA is sometimes referred to as type 1.5 diabetes as it is a form of type 1 diabetes that shares some characteristics with type 2 diabetes. The condition initially does not require insulin, and is diagnosed in people aged 30-50 years. It is usually confirmed by examining the presence of elevated levels of pancreatic autoantibodie