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Monday, 04 November 2013 11:09

Type 2 Diabetes, "The Silent Killer" - American Diabetes Month

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  • 7 million people are undiagnosed.
  • Diabetes kills slowly.
  • Why is it termed the “silent killer?” You may simply not know you have diabetes because it doesn’t have any obvious symptoms initially.
  • Diabetes causes blood sugar to be too high and over time it damages many parts of your body similarly to how sugar slowly erodes your tooth enamel and causes cavities.
  • Specifically, the cells in the body can't turn the blood sugar into energy, the sugar builds up and it:
  • Directly damages your heart, kidneys, eyes, liver, pancreas, and your nerves.
  • Results in blindness, kidney disease, gum disease, neuropathy, amputations, stroke, erectile dysfunction, heart attack, cancer, coma and just plain death, and not without inflicting a lot of pain and discomfort along the way.
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  • 7 million people are undiagnosed.
  • Diabetes kills slowly.
  • Why is it termed the “silent killer?” You may simply not know you have diabetes because it doesn’t have any obvious symptoms initially.
  • Diabetes causes blood sugar to be too high and over time it damages many parts of your body similarly to how sugar slowly erodes your tooth enamel and causes cavities.
  • Specifically, the cells in the body can't turn the blood sugar into energy, the sugar builds up and it:
  • Directly damages your heart, kidneys, eyes, liver, pancreas, and your nerves.
  • Results in blindness, kidney disease, gum disease, neuropathy, amputations, stroke, erectile dysfunction, heart attack, cancer, coma and just plain death, and not without inflicting a lot of pain and discomfort along the way.
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