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National Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Approximately 1.4 million Americans get diagnosed with diabetes annually. About every 1 in 10 Americans have diabetes, but every 1 in 5 people with diabetes, aren’t aware they have diabetes.

What is Diabetes? 

Diabetes is a health condition that affects the way your body is able to break down food. There are a few types of Diabetes, the most common are Type 1, Type 2, Gestational, and Prediabetes. 

What’s the Difference?

People with Type 1 Diabetes require insulin in their bodies every day. People with Type 2 can live without insulin every day but may require it if their body needs it. Gestational diabetes is developed in pregnant women. Prediabetes means you have above-average blood sugar, but not enough to be considered Type 2.

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