Strong Stone Mountain Chapter Moms' November Health Topic

November is diabetes awareness month.

Here is a brief overview of type 2 diabetes.


Often times the symptoms can be so mild that they can go unnoticed. Common symptoms of type 2 diabetes:

*urinating often

*feeling very thirsty

*feeling very hungry

*extreme fatigue

*blurry vision

*cuts/bruises that are slow to heal

*tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands/feet


One of the easiest ways to now diagnose diabetes is with a A1c blood test. The A1c test measures your average blood glucose for the past 2 to 3 months. The advantages of being diagnosed this way are that you don't have to fast or drink anything prior to the test.


Research shows you can lower your risk for type 2 diabetes by 58% by:

*losing 7% of your body weight

*exercising moderately thirty minutes a day, five days a week

Mother Kenyatta Dean