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Thursday, November 19, 2020
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 10 adult Americans have diabetes. With November being Diabetes Awareness Month, Dr. Misal Patel of SouthCoast Health recently spoke to local media about the disease, including its causes, symptoms, prevention, and more.
He explained all of the cells in our bodies need sugar to function and insulin regulates our sugar levels. Type 1 diabetes means the body is making little or no insulin, while Type 2 means the body isn’t producing enough insulin, is resisting it, or a combination of both.
“Diabetes is a very heavy diagnosis to carry. It comes with a lot of stress and a lot of education and a lot of lifestyle changes,” Dr. Patel told WSAV. “Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to serious health problems and complications like heart attack and stroke.”
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