Diabetes affects nearly 26 million people in the US. If not properly treated, it can lead to blindness, kidney failure, and amputation of limbs. This podcast explains the differences between Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes and their symptoms. Created: 12/1/2011 by MMWR.
Date Released: 12/1/2011. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
American Diabetes Month — November 2011
Recorded: November 15, 2011; posted: December 1, 2011
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Diabetes affects nearly 26 million people in the US. If not properly treated, it can lead to blindness, kidney failure, and amputation of limbs. Type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented and requires insulin to control. Type 2 diabetes usually occurs in adults and can often be prevented or controlled through exercise and diet. Symptoms of diabetes can include increased hunger and thirst, frequent urination, fatigue, unusual weight loss, and blurred vision. See your health care provider if you have symptoms or a family history of diabetes. Early detection and treatment are important to control this condition.
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