Diabetes Alert Day—March 26, 2013

Story by – Kristi Kvist, YKHC Diabetes Prevention and Control Program Coordinator

March 15, 2013 - 1 minute read

Diabetes often goes undiagnosed because many of its symptoms seem so harmless. Recent studies indicate that the early detection of diabetes symptoms and treatment can decrease the chance of developing the complications of diabetes.

Symptoms of the disease are:  frequent urination, unusual thirst, extreme hunger, unusual weight loss, extreme fatigue and irritability, frequent infections, blurred vision, cuts/bruises that are slow to heal, tingling/numbness in the hands/feet, and recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections.
You can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes through a healthy lifestyle. Change your diet to include more subsistence foods, increase your level of physical activity, maintain a healthy weight…with these positive steps, you can stay healthier longer and reduce your risk of diabetes.
Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes? Take our test to find out at ykhc.org/diabetes.

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