• Share
  • Email
  • Embed
  • Like
  • Save
  • Private Content
Diabetes brochure health power for minorities
 
Like this presentation? Why not share!

Diabetes brochure health power for minorities

on

  • 255 views

 

Statistics

Views

Total Views
255
Views on SlideShare
255
Embed Views
0

Actions

Likes
0
Downloads
1
Comments
0

0 Embeds 0

No embeds

Accessibility

Categories

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Adobe PDF

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

    Diabetes brochure health power for minorities Diabetes brochure health power for minorities Presentation Transcript

    • Prevent and Control Diabetes by: DIABETES AND ▶ Controlling your weight WOMEN OF Key WARNING SIGNS ▶ Walking briskly, or getting at COLOR least 30 minutes of other for Diabetes physical cctivity daily☼ Frequent urination ▶ Eating Healthy. That means: A Special Health Issue For Us because: ▪ Eat at least 5 fruits and☼ Excessive thirst vegetables a day. It’s much more than ▪ Limit your calorie intake, “a little touch of sugar”☼ Extreme hunger especially fat calories. If You Have Diabetes, also:☼ Blurred vision Diabetes Control ▶ Monitor your blood glucose or☼ Sudden weight Loss sugar daily. Makes a Big Difference ▶ Have regular eye examinations.☼ Fatigue or unusual tiredness ▶ Take special care of your feet. ▶ Diabetes is more common in☼ Slow healing of infections of the ▶ Keep medical appointments African-American, Hispanic, ▶ Follow your treatment plan Native American and Asian-Pacific skin, gums, and urinary track For more health informaton, Islander women , and☼ Itching, especially in the genital area visit our web site at:☼ Nausea and vomiting ▶ Many of them don’t even know Diabetes Control they have it. Makes a Big Difference A message from
    • There are Three What is Diabetes? Main Types of Diabetes A disease in which the body either does not∙ Type 1 Diabetes, or produce, or properly use insulin. Insulin is aInsulin-dependent diabetes hormone that is needed to convert sugar,Used to be called juvenile diabetes be- starches and other food into energy neededcause it usually starts in childhood oradolescence. People with Type 1 dia- for daily life. The cause of diabetes is un-betes have to take insulin daily be- known. However, genetics, obesity and lackcause their bodies either don’t make of exercise appear to be associated with de-insulin, or don’t make enough. Major Complications veloping diabetes. of Diabetes:∙ Type 2 Diabetes or Key Risk Factors For Diabetesnon-insulin dependent diabetes ▶ Kidney failureused to be called adult onset diabetes, ▶ A family background of being: ▶ Heart diseasebut is now also occurring in more chil- ▶ Vision loss African-American, Americandren. This is the most common type ofdiabetes. It occurs in about 9 out of Indian, Asian-Pacific Islander ▶ Gangrene and limb amputationevery 10 people with diabetes. People or Hispanic/Latino ▶ Strokewith Type 2 diabetes make insulin, but ▶ A family history of diabeteshave trouble using it. They are usuallyoverweight and most are more than 40 ▶ Being overweight or obese Pre-Diabetes is important too!years of age. ▶ Being more than 45 years of age It means a person’s blood glucose ▶ Having hypertension or (sugar) is higher than normal but not high enough for the diagnosis of diabe-∙ Gestational Diabetes high blood pressure tes. With modest weight loss and physi-Occurs during pregnancy and usually ▶ A history of diabetes during cal control, diabetes can be prevented ordisappears afterwards. However, pregnancy delayed.women with gestational diabetes have ▶ A history of giving birth to a newbornan increased risk of getting diabetes inthe future. Therefore, they should give that weighs more than 9 poundsspecial attention to controlling their Health Power Remember 3020 Glenwood Roadweight, activity level and blood pres- Brooklyn, NY 11210—718/434-8103sure if they have hypertension. Knowledge + Action = Power! E-mail : cburgess@healthpower forminorities.com