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What is Diabetes?

Type 1 Diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, and was previously known as juvenile diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin.  Insulin is the hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches, and other foods into energy needed for daily life.  Only 5% of people with diabetes have this type.

Type 2 Diabetes is the most common form of diabetes.  In this type, either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin.  Millions of Americans have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and many more have no idea they are at high risk of developing it. 

Gestational Diabetes is developed during pregnancy, usually around the 24th week. A diagnosis of gestational diabetes doesn't mean that you had diabetes before you conceived, or that you will have diabetes after giving birth.

This information was provided by The American Diabetes Association.  For more information and tips for people with diabetes, please visit: http://www.diabetes.org 

Resources

For information about living with diabetes and ways to prevent the development of certain types of diabetes please visit:

The American Diabetes Association        The Mayo Clinic- Diabetes

Don’t forget to come to the “Living with Diabetes” Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, November 28th, from 11:30-12:30 in the Peggy R. Williams Center, HR Conference Room G-52. We’ll have Mr. Ed Fiaschi educate us on diabetes and what we can do to help loved ones/ help ourselves live a happy and healthy life with diabetes.  RSVPs are appreciated to 4-8000 or e-mail benefits@ithaca.edu.  

Mind, Body, Me Members: This Lunch and Learn is worth 10 points

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Katie Sack at ksack@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-1208. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Work/Life: We believe in the integration of work and life outside of work.

 

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