The pancreas no longer produces insulin (Insulin is what allows the body's cells to use the food we eat for energy)
Without insulin, blood sugar levels continue to rise
If not treated, can result in heart disease, liver failure, kidney damage, and/or blindness
Physical activity lowers the body's need for insulin.
Over 80% of Type 2 Diabetes cases are PREVENTABLE
Watch your SUGAR & CARBS, especially white refined sugar and starches
Drink WATER (and milk) only!
Regular drinkers of diet soda have increased risk of T2 of 70%
Fruit juice is just as bad as soda!
Whole fruit is healthy to eat (but consider avoiding bananas, mangos, and grapes)
*Diabetes kills MORE people than Breast Cancer and AIDS combined
* 1 in every 3 Americans is either diabetic or pre-diabetic
*Insulin is NOTa cure—it's life support
*Diabetes and Heart Disease take more American lives every 2 years than have been lost in every single war since 1776
*There are two different types of diabetes:
Pakcet Pickup is friday the 19th from 8am-7pm at the life science building and Saturday morning before the race at the Smith field house from 7:30 - 8:30. More information like what to bring can be found on the sign up page.