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Bethany Baptist Church
Health & Wellness Ministry 

Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes is defined as a condition in which blood sugar levels are too high. Insulin, a hormone produced by the body helps blood sugar move through the cell. When the body makes too little insulin or if insulin produced does not work properly, blood sugar gets too high

            Some key Points about diabetes:

Typical symptoms of diabetes include: intense thirst and hunger, frequent urination, unexplained weight loss, and fatigue.  You may be at a higher risk for diabetes if you are overweight, have a parent or sibling with diabetes, have high blood pressure or if you do not get regular physical exercise.  There are three types of diabetes - Type 1, Type 11 and Gestational Diabetes.  Type 11 is the most common type of diabetes and is generally managed with a healthy diet, exercise and weight control.  Your Health care provider can determine if you have diabetes or pre-diabetes by means of various blood tests.  If you have diabetes, you can reduce your risk of developing complications by adhering to your prescribed treatment plan and keeping your blood sugar under control.

All things are lawful for me, but all things are not profitable, but I will not be mastered by anything.      11 Corinthians (NASV)

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