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This guide provides many resources on all aspects of diabetes and diabetes management.
Last Updated: Nov 6, 2017 URL: http://libguides.cccneb.edu/diabetes Print Guide RSS Updates

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Are you at risk?

 

Diabetes Deaths

Diabetes causes more deaths a year than breast cancer and AIDS combined.

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2016 National Diabetes Fact Sheet

At A Glance 2016 Diabetes https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/library/factsheets.html

 

Blood Sugar Goals and Targets

There are two good ways to find out if your diabetes is being managed:

  1. Testing your blood sugar yourself with a blood glucose meter
  2. Having a glycated hemoglobin (A1C) test

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You Should Know

 

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The information in this guide is not a substitute for medical advice. If left untreated, diabetes can lead to a number of severe health problems, even death. If you feel you may be at risk for or have diabetes, consult with your doctor or healthcare professional.

 

Warning Signs of Diabetes

Common warnings signs of diabetes include:

  • Increased thirst
  • Increased hunger (especially after eating)
  • Dry mouth
  • Frequent urination or urine infections
  • Unexplained weight loss (even though you are eating and feel hungry)
  • Fatigue (weak, tired feeling)
  • Blurred vision
  • Headaches
  • Diabetic coma (loss of consciousness)

If you have any of the above mentioned warnings signs of diabetes, give your doctor a call and schedule a diabetes test. With the right diabetes diet, regular exercise, and medications, if needed, you can manage type 2 diabetes and live an active, productive life.

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