Diabetes kills more Americans each year than breast cancer and AIDS combined. In the next 24 hours, over 130 people will develop kidney failure because of diabetes.

That’s nearly 50,000 friends, neighbors, co-workers or family members every year.

Recent estimates project that as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have Type 2 diabetes by 2050 unless we take steps to stop it.

  • 1 in 11 Americans already live with Type 2.
  • 1 in 4 adults aren’t aware they have Type 2, yet.
  • 1 in 3 adults are at risk of developing Type 2.

To find out if you’re at risk for Type 2 Diabetes, it’s as simple as answering a few lifestyle and history questions.  We want to help encourage you to be healthy, so take the test below and once you’re finished, sign up for your chance to win tickets to the Tenth Avenue North Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 12.

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If you find you are at risk for Type 2 diabetes, see your immediately.  Sometimes lifestyle changes can reverse the affects others you may need medication.

Type 1, often referred to as Juvenile Diabetes, is an autoimmune disorder.  Where the body has attacked and destroyed the beta cells in the pancreas leaving those impacted insulin dependent.  1.25 Million Americans live with Type 1, however, it is estimated that that number will be 5 million by 2050 … many diagnosed are under the age of 20.  While management has come a long way for those who live with Type 1 Diabetes, the disease remains incurable.

 

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