Diabetes AwarenessDiabetes is a lifelong chronic disease. It can be diagnosed at any age but its more common in children, adolescents, and young adults. The symptoms of type 1 diabetes are: increased thirst, frequent urination, extreme hunger, unintended weight loss, irritability and other mood changes, fatigue and weakness and blurred vision. According to a mayo clinic paper wrote by the staff diabetes is diagnosed by a “Glycated hemoglobin (A1C) test.” This blood test indicates your average blood sugar level for the past two to three months. It works by measuring the percentage of blood sugar attached to hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying protein in red blood cells. The higher your blood sugar levels, the more hemoglobin you'll have with sugar attached. An A1C level of 6.5 percent or higher on two separate tests indicates you have diabetes. About 208,000 Americans under the age of 20 are estimated to have diagnosed diabetes. That is why people should be more aware about type 1 Diabetes.
Plan for action
Positive reinforcement: We can make a difference by being more informed. Then we can fund research and this disease can be cured.
Negative reinforcement: This disease can leave them brain dead or dead if this is not treated like it should.
Visited on April 21, 2015
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