Diabetes obesity and health care

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Diabetes obesity and health care

  1. 1. By:<br />Deb Thompson<br />Diabetes and Obesity are increasing our Health Care Costs<br />According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 24 million children and adults living in the United States are living with diabetes, and every 20 seconds, someone is newly diagnosed with diabetes -- that's more than 4,300 of our students, friends, neighbors, co-workers or family members every day. <br />
  2. 2. Diabetes is a condition that occurs when the body can't use glucose (a type of sugar) normally. <br />
  3. 3. In diabetes, the pancreas does not make enough insulin: type 1 diabetes<br />or<br />the body can't respond normally to the insulin that is made: type 2 diabetes<br />Causes of Diabetes<br />
  4. 4. Symptoms <br />Effects <br />Symptoms and Effects of Diabetes<br />
  5. 5. Prevention/Control<br />Healthy Eating is one way to control your type 2 diabetes<br />Exercise is another way to control your type 2 diabetes <br />
  6. 6. Complications from Diabetes are horrible<br />Heart disease<br />Blindness<br />Foot ulcers<br />
  7. 7. Diabetes levels are increasing at an alarming rate.<br />The national cost of diabetes in the U.S. in 2007 exceeds $174 billion.<br />
  8. 8. Obesity in America<br />Obesity is defined as a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it is a risk factor for health conditions or increased mortality<br />
  9. 9. Factors that lead to obesity<br />Complications of obesity<br />
  10. 10. A useful way to estimate your healthy body weight is by calculating your body mass index (BMI). <br />Body Mass Index<br />
  11. 11. What does obesity look like?<br />
  12. 12. Obesity<br /> is a public health and policy problem because of its prevalence, costs, and health effects.<br />

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