NDEP Preventing Type 2 Diabetes
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NDEP Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

There’s several things to find out about your health history in terms of Type 2 Diabetes. The first is, is there a history of Type 2 Diabetes in the family? Is there anyone in the family who has Type 2 Diabetes now? Are there people in the family who have been told they’re at high-risk […]

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The Lasting Impact of Gestational Diabetes
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The Lasting Impact of Gestational Diabetes

[music playing] My main motivation when I found out I had gestational diabetes was to stay healthy for my family, for my son. My family has experienced type 2 diabetes. My mother had gestational diabetes and she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after she had my sisters. She actually didn’t even know that she […]

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Family Reunion – NDEP Diabetes PSA
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Family Reunion – NDEP Diabetes PSA

This is my family. That’s my mom and dad. And my brother. And that’s me, future hall of famer. That’s Grandpa, he’s my best friend. Grandpa’s got diabetes, but he’s got it under control. I keep my blood sugar close to normal. That means I watch what I eat and walk every day. I always […]

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Heart Disease and Diabetes
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Heart Disease and Diabetes

On-screen: Heart Disease and Diabetes On-screen: Heart disease is the number one killer of people with diabetes. On-screen: Were you aware of that? JIM: I did not know that heart disease was the number one killer of people with diabetes; I knew there was a connection. MICHAEL: Diabetes is a major cause of heart disease. […]

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Hypoglycemia and Diabetes
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Hypoglycemia and Diabetes

On-screen: Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and Diabetes On-screen: What does it feel like when your blood sugar is low? KIM: Low blood sugars can feel many different ways. JENNIFER: I feel really tired. MICHAEL: My vision changes. KIM: Definitely ravenous hunger, sweating. ANDRE: I get very dizzy and lightheaded. JENNIFER: I get thirsty, I need […]

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Future Generations – NDEP Diabetes PSA
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Future Generations – NDEP Diabetes PSA

The future of our people is threatened by diabetes. But we can fight it by controlling our blood sugar. I choose healthy foods. I exercise every day and keep my blood sugar close to normal. I always take my medication. Control your diabetes because our young ones look up to you We must take charge […]

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Finding Diabetes Support
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Finding Diabetes Support

JIM: My feeling at the time was I hope I’m going to live, because I really didn’t know anything about diabetes. JENNIFER: I didn’t believe it. I was scared. I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t know what to think. MICHAEL: I felt a bit unnerved, but I wasn’t surprised. ANDRE: I expected it. […]

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What is Diabetes?
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What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when the amount of glucose, or blood sugar, gets too high. This is glucose, the main source of our body’s energy which comes mostly from the food we eat. Normally, insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose from our food get into our cells to be used […]

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