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Health and Wellness

Health & Wellness Corner

During the month of November the Health and Wellness Committee will be providing you with information on diabetes.

ARE YOU AT RISK FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES?

Diabetes is a problem with your body that causes blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise higher than normal. This is also called hyperglycemia. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. If you have type 2 diabetes your body does not use insulin properly. This is called insulin resistance. At first, your pancreas makes extra insulin to make up for it. But, over time it isn’t able to keep up and can’t make enough insulin to keep your blood glucose at normal levels.

Early detection and treatment of diabetes can decrease the risk of developing the complications of diabetes. Please look at the table beneath the monitor for more information.