by Jj Burgess 7th hour
- Rarely are characters on TV shown with diabetes.
- When people are on commercials and have diabetes, they are shown as being older. Actually, young kids are usually diagnosed with type I diabetes.
- Young people who are diagnosed with diabetes can talk a doctor that specialized in diabetes.
- Teens could also talk to a school nurse or other teens or people who have diabetes.
Immediate Risk Factors
- People who do not pay attention to their blood sugars, they can get low blood sugars which are low (below 65) that will cause brain cells to die.
- Hign blood sugars can damage kidneys if allowed to go high enough.
- Some of the long term problems are cardiovascular disease, nerve damage (neuropathy), kidney damage (nephropathy),eye damage (retinopathy), and skin and mouth conditions
- If a diabetic does not take good enough care of their feet, they could lose most feeling in them, or lose them entirely.
- If blood sugars are allowed to go high enough, it will turn your blood acidic.
- Currently, more research is being done on pancreatic transplants.
- New technologies are being developed for automatic pumps that eliminate the need for so many shots.
Local Source: Mayo Clinic. 1025 Marsh Street. Mankato, MN 56001
Phone number: (507) 625-4031