Diabetes By Camila Tucci
What is diabetes and why do you get it? • Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by high or low blood sugar. • Diabetes occurs when your body is unable to properly use and store glucose because you may lack insulin.
How is diabetes treated? • A detector is a tool you can use to detect your sugar. • If you have type 1 diabetes than you need insulin. It helps you properly use and store glucose. • Another thing that you need to treat yourself is going to a doctor regularly. • You will most likely have diabetes for the rest of your life.
Symptoms • Excess thirst • Blurry vision • Frequent urination • Hunger • Dramatic weight loss • Irritability • Tingling or numbing in hands or feet • Frequent skin, bladder, and gum infections • Wounds that don't heal • Extreme unexplained fatigue
Diabetes Awareness • Diabetes is a disease that effects millions of people. • If you would like to learn more about diabetes please visit this site • http://www.joslin.org
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