UPDON has been nationally recognized for improving diabetes care and outcomes across the U.P. of Michigan.
Prediabetes: Currently 1 out of 3 adults and 50% of seniors have prediabetes, a condition that often leads to type 2 diabetes, if not treated. In addition, 90% do NOT know that they have prediabetes. Lifestyle changes (weight loss and being active most days of the week) can help prevent type 2 diabetes. Steps include:
Type 2 Diabetes: Most people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes, which is linked to our lifestyle. Overeating, not getting enough physical activity, smoking and not getting enough sleep are all related to the development of type 2 diabetes. Making some eating and physical activity changes, along with medication or insulin, if needed will help control type 2 diabetes. People with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes have more strokes, heart attacks, vision loss, kidney damage and foot and leg amputations than people without diabetes. Type 2 diabetes can be prevented; people may also have type 2 diabetes or prediabetes for several years before it is detected. Work with your health care team to control your blood pressure, lipids and blood glucose to stay healthy.
Type 1 Diabetes: About 5% of people with diabetes have type 1 diabetes. People with type 1 diabetes have to use insulin everyday. It can not be prevented and is not caused by what we eat. Like type 2 diabetes, serious complications can occur if it is not controlled. Work with your health care team to control your blood pressure, lipids and blood glucose to stay healthy.
Gestational Diabetes: This is diabetes that develops in about 6% of pregnancies. Testing for diabetes during pregnancy is recommended at about 24 weeks; some women may need to checked earlier. Controlling blood sugars during pregnancy when the woman has diabetes is important for the health of the baby. Food changes, medication and/or insulin may be needed.
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