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3 things you can do to help stop diabetes in its tracks

Today is World Diabetes Day. Have you donned blue today? Diabetes action groups are asking folks to get dressed in blue today to bring awareness to growing health issue of diabetes. As parents and caregivers to children we can respond to the call to action in many ways. Today we’re asking you to do three things: 1. Know what Diabetes is and the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes refers to metabolism disorders, that affect how you process digested food for growth and energy. Type 1 Diabetes People with Type 1 Diabetes do not produce the insulin needed to move sugar, glucose, into the body’s cells so that they may function and help us grow and  move. The sugar stays in the blood stream. We don’t know what causes Type 1 Diabetes and there is no cure. Type 1 Diabetes usually presents when you’re a child. Type 1 and 2 are not the same.Type 1 cannot be controlled by diet and exercise because it is an autoimmune disease that causes the body to attack the cells that … [Read More...]

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