National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month

Diabetes is a disease in which your body either can’t produce insulin or can’t properly use the insulin it produces. No matter which type you are diagnosed with, living with diabetes is not easy.

If you develop diabetes, it is not because you eat too much sugar. According to the facts and research available, there are several different reasons why you may develop diabetes.

End the myths & misinformation

  • Diabetes is not caused by eating too much sugar
  • Genetics, family history, ethnic background, are just some of the reasons for developing diabetes
  • There is no common cause that fits every type of diabetes
  • Someone might develop type 1 for a different reason another person develops type 2

Type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is what is referred to as an autoimmune disease. Their body struggles to make insulin and their immune system attacks and destroys the cells in their pancreas that make the insulin.

Researchers think that the genes or the environment may be responsible for triggering type 1 diabetes. https://bit.ly/31ffGcd

Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is the more common diabetes type. It can be caused by several factors which might include obesity, ethnic background, a family history and other environmental factors. Not being physically active, along with being overweight can contribute to the development of type  diabetes. It is s an impairment in the way the body regulates and uses sugar (glucose) as a fuel. 

Prediabetes

The cells in your body are not responding normally to insulin your pancreas makes, so your pancreas makes more insulin. This could result in your blood sugar rising and it sets the stage (so to speak) for the possible development of type 2 diabetes.

Some of the risk factors for prediabetes are race, ethnicity, which include African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, American Indians, Pacific Islanders, and some Asian Americans who are at a higher risk.

https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/prediabetes.html

There are several reasons why a person might develop diabetes. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes MediSure Canada has the right equipment that will help you manage your Diabetes

For people with either type of diabetes, regular glucose testing is essential. Especially with Covid-19 still actively spreading. MediSure Canada offers everything you need to stay on top of your glucose management.

If you find taking your sugar reading painful, there are other options. For example, the Genteel lancing device can painlessly extract a single drop of blood for quick, easy testing.

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