November 1, 2015

DiabetesAwarenessMonthMore than 29 million Americans have diabetes and you are at a greater risk if you are the following:
African- American, overweight, participate in minimal physical activity, have a family history of diabetes or
gestational diabetes and at least 45 years of age. Common symptoms of diabetes are: excessive thirst, frequent urination, blurred vision, fatigue, recurrent infections such as yeast and urinary tract infections or wounds that may be slow in healing. Type 2 diabetes and its complications can be delayed or prevented by regular
checkups with your Primary Care Provider, making healthier food choices, exercising, maintaining a healthy weight and managing stress.

Article Post By Vicky Alexander, Chronic Disease Management Supervisor