06 Nov Are you at risk for Diabetes?
According to the American Diabetes Association more than 25 million Americans have diabetes, that’s about one in every 12 Americans. November is National and American Diabetes Awareness Month. This month is used to raise awareness and encourage people who have diabetes and those at risk to make healthy lifestyle changes. By adding physical activity and a healthy diet to your lifestyle it can reduce the chance of getting diabetes. Those who are overweight are at a greater risk for being diagnosed with diabetes. It is very important to have regular check-ups with your doctor and see if you are at risk for diabetes. Early prevention can be lifesaving. There are warning signs or symptoms to look for in diabetes including:
• Excessive thirst
• Extreme hunger
• Weight loss
• Tiredness or fatigue
• Lack of interest
• Tingling sensation or numbness in hands or feet
• Blurred vision
• Frequent vomiting
What is diabetes? It is metabolic disease in which the body’s inability to produce any or enough insulin can cause elevated levels of glucose in the blood. There are several types of diabetes including Type 1, Type 2, Gestational, and others. Diabetes contributes to high blood pressure and is linked to high cholesterol. High levels of cholesterol and blood pressure can lead to greater chances of stroke and heart attack. Diabetes is a serious matter and if not taken care of can lead to death. If you have diabetes make sure you are prepared for the future by having sufficient health and life insurance policies. Call Spivey Insurance Group today at 704-821-4460 to speak with an agent or visit us online today.