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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Treating and Preventing Diabetes

What is type 2 diabetes? Having type 2 diabetes means your body doesn’t use insulin well and can’t keep blood sugar at normal levels. Diabetes can lead to serious conditions such as heart disease, blindness and kidney disease. Common symptoms of type 2 diabetes are:

  • Frequent urination;
  • Increased thirst;
  • Extreme fatigue;
  • Blurred vision;
  • Cuts or bruises that are slow to heal;
  • Feeling hungry, even though you’re eating enough; and
  • Tingling, pain or numbness in your hands or feet.

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Concerned about moving in the right direction? Here are some things you can do to manage type 2 diabetes or stop it before it starts:

  • Maintain your weight;
  • Watch what you eat;
  • Exercise regularly;
  • Do not smoke; and
  • Manage your stress.

Always check in with your doctor regularly and be sure to get any recommended screenings.

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For more information on the facts about diabetes click here.

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