Did you know that nearly 30 million adults and children in the U.S. have diabetes? Not only that, but another 86 million Americans with pre-diabetes are at risking for getting type 2 diabetes.
Although sometimes type 2 diabetes can develop without any warning signs (and some people have it and don’t even know it), there are some common symptoms to be aware of.
Diabetes warning signs include:
- Dry mouth
- Increased thirst
- Excessive hunger (particularly after just eating)
- Blurred vision
- Frequent need to urinate / urine infections
- Unexplained weight loss
Some of the risk factors for getting diabetes are triglyceride level, high blood pressure, family history, and being habitual inactive. Eating a diet of nutritional foods, keeping a healthy weight and being physically active each day can lower your risk. It is recommended for people 45 years of age and older be screened every 3 years for diabetes, and earlier if a person is at risk.
The American Diabetes Association aims for a life free of diabetes and all the burdens that it brings. Their mission is to prevent and cure this disease and improve the lives of all those who suffer from it and are affected by it.
You can help someone with this disease by donating your unwanted car to the American Diabetes Association. It’s easy to give, simply give us a call at 1-800-237-5714, or click “Donate Now” above and use our online form. Be sure and select the American Diabetes Association in the “Select a Charity” drop down list. We can have your vehicle towed in no time and you can have that good feeling of helping this great cause.
Think about those with diabetes this month, and consider having yourself screened if you have any of the warning signs listed above.