National Diabetes Month

This November the FDHA brings awareness to National Diabetes Month. According to the American Diabetes Association, 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not produce insulin and is usually diagnosed in children and young adults. Type 2 diabetes is when your body does not use its insulin properly. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form which occurs in 90-95% of people with diabetes. Common symptoms of diabetes include blurry vision, feeling very thirsty, feeling very hungry, extreme fatigue, urinating often, and tingling pain or numbness in the hands and or feet. Diabetes can be managed by following a healthy diet, controlling your weight, exercising regularly, not smoking, and through regular checkups. The FDHA is proud to partner with the Diabetes Association of Atlanta that provides comprehensive programs to give people the tools they need to properly manage their diabetes. For more information about diabetes please visit http://diabetesatlanta.org/

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