Do you have diabetes?
It's a question YOU need to know the answer to so you can avoid short and long-term health complications. The incidence of diabetes is on the rise due to many factors, including diets full of high sugar foods, lack of exercise and obesity.
YOU may be at risk, you may even be having symptoms of the disease, and you may not know it.
The theme for World Diabetes Day 2010 is "Let's take control of diabetes." Diabetes is a manageable condition, controlled through diet, exercise and medications. Persons with diabetes can live long, healthy lives, but only if they know they have it and are educated by their health professionals on how to monitor and treat it.
The next time you are at your doctor's office, talk to them about diabetes. Ask what you can do to prevent getting diabetes. Ask if you are at risk. Ask to be tested.