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    Alden Health Services

    Sarah Dooley RN,NCSN

    sdooley@duxbury.k12.ma.us   

    781-934-7630

     
     
     
    Diabetes Awareness Month
     
    NOVEMBER IS DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH!
    WORLD DIABETES DAY IS NOVEMBER 14TH, DON'T FORGET TO WEAR BLUE! 
     
     
    WHAT IS TYPE 1 DIABETES?
     
    TYPE 1 DIABETES (T1D) IS AN AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE THAT OCCURS WHEN A PERSON’S PANCREAS STOPS PRODUCING INSULIN, THE HORMONE THAT CONTROLS BLOOD-SUGAR LEVELS. T1D DEVELOPS WHEN THE INSULIN-PRODUCING PANCREATIC BETA CELLS ARE MISTAKENLY DESTROYED BY THE BODY’S IMMUNE SYSTEM
     
    SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
     
    S/SX
     
     
      
    STATISTICS
     
            • SOME 1.45 MILLION AMERICANS ARE LIVING WITH T1D.1,5
            • 64,000 PEOPLE ARE DIAGNOSED EACH YEAR IN THE U.S.2
            • 2.1 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE U.S. ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE T1D BY 2040.3
            • BETWEEN 2001 AND 2009, THERE WAS A 21 PERCENT INCREASE IN THE PREVALENCE OF T1D IN PEOPLE UNDER AGE 20.3
            • IN THE U.S., THERE ARE $16 BILLION IN T1D-ASSOCIATED HEALTHCARE EXPENDITURES AND LOST INCOME ANNUALLY.4
            • LESS THAN ONE-THIRD OF PEOPLE WITH T1D IN THE U.S. ARE CONSISTENTLY ACHIEVING TARGET BLOOD-GLUCOSE CONTROL LEVELS.
    1. CDC NATIONAL DIABETES STATISTICS REPORT, 2020
    2. ROGERS, ET AL. 2017. BMC MEDICINE 15: 199
    4. ADA 2018. DIAB CARE 41: 917-928
    6. T1D EXCHANGE DATA
     
    WARNING SIGNS
     
          • WARNING SIGNS OF T1D OFTEN APPEAR SUDDENLY AND MAY INCLUDE:
          • DROWSINESS OR LETHARGY
          • EXTREME THIRST
          • FREQUENT URINATION
          • FRUITY ODOR ON THE BREATH
          • INCREASED APPETITE
          • HEAVY OR LABORED BREATHING
          • WEIGHT LOSS
          • VISION CHANGES
          • STUPOR OR UNCONSCIOUSNESS
             
     
     
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