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A couple of years ago, I took the boys to Lego club at the Mall of America . We got there a little early and were amazed to see the numbers of people that turned out for the Walk to Cure Diabetes. What a great turn out for a great cause.

Diabetes is a chronic (lifelong) disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood. Seems like every day, I talk to people that have it or know people that do. It is important that we all get involved in not only protecting ourselves with watching your weight and exercising, but that we also do what we can to help those with the ever growing problem.

According to the U S National Library of Medicine the symptoms include:

High blood levels of glucose can cause several problems, including:

  • Blurry vision

  • Excessive thirst

  • Fatigue

  • Frequent urination

  • Hunger

  • Weight loss

However, because type 2 diabetes develops slowly, some people with high blood sugar experience no symptoms at all.

Symptoms of type 1 diabetes:

  • Fatigue

  • Increased thirst

  • Increased urination

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Weight loss in spite of increased appetite

Patients with type 1 diabetes usually develop symptoms over a short period of time. The condition is often diagnosed in an emergency setting.

Symptoms of type 2 diabetes:

  • Blurred vision

  • Fatigue

  • Increased appetite

  • Increased thirst

  • Increased urination

This is the type of issue that the heath care debate should really be about. To learn more

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