Clinical Nutrition and Lactation Services Newsletter
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month!
Getting to Know Diabetes
By Leah Ballamy MS, RD, CSP
Did you know that every 17 seconds someone is diagnosed with Diabetes? Diabetes is a condition which affects the body’s ability to utilize blood glucose for energy. There are several types of Diabetes, but the most common are Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.
Type 1 Diabetes inhibits the body’s ability to produce insulin, and can be managed with insulin injections, diet and exercise. It’s anticipated that Type 1 Diabetes will increase by 70% by 2020. Research suggests that unlike Type 1 Diabetes, it may be possible to prevent or delay Type 2 Diabetes, which is impaired utilization of insulin. The prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes is expected to exceed Type 1 Diabetes within 10 years and currently accounts for 90% of Diabetes cases. Studies show that just 30 minutes of moderate physical activity daily and a 5-10% reduction in body weight ...
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