The Diabetes Rubber Bracelet Message

Selasa, 31 Agustus 2010

Diabetes is a condition that affects approximately 23.6 million children and adults in the United States with 1.6 million cases diagnosed annually. The seventh leading cause of death in the United States, diabetes is often called the silent killer. People may not even be aware that they have diabetes because symptoms can go unnoticed and the diabetes rubber bracelet has been created to promote awareness about the disease.

Diabetes Type 1 is characterized by frequent urination, thirst, hunger, weight loss as well as fatigue and irritability. While Type 2 can often exhibit these same characteristics, it sometimes has no symptoms making diagnosis more difficult therefore, it is important to recognize potential risk factors.

Some of the factors that can put a person at higher risk for developing diabetes include a family history of diabetes, age, race, high body mass index (BMI) and low physical activity. While these factors do not necessarily ensure that a person will contract diabetes, if there is a concern, a consultation with your doctor is recommended.

Without proper diagnosis and treatment, the disease can escalate and cause serious problems for a person with diabetes. Common problems related to diabetes include heart disease, stroke, kidney problems, blindness, nerve damage and depression which dispels the myth that diabetes is not a serious disease. A diabetic must take measures to learn as much as they can and stay in control of the disease.

The good news is that you can take steps to prevent or delay the onset of Type II diabetes through a healthy diet and active lifestyle. The diabetes rubber bracelet promotes awareness, not only of the disease but of the possible prevention. Donning the rubber bracelet means that the wearer is not only interested in combating the disease but also that they are promoting awareness and possible prevention.

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