Some people with type 2 diabetes may need insulin temporarily, such as right after theyre diagnosed or during pregnancy, whereas others may need to stay on it indefinitely. Some people who lose a lot of weight (naturally or with the help of bariatric surgery) may find that they no longer need insulin, while others who lose weight may still need it. (It largely depends on how much damage diabetes has done to the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas.) It is not always a one-way street, Crandall says. Insulin is difficult to take Gone are the days when insulin injections were bulky, conspicuous, and difficult to administer. Today, insulin comes in pen injectors that are easy to carry with you, dont require refrigeration, and can be used discreetly, often just once a day, Crandall says.
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Doing Good: Two-day walk raises funds for diabetes research
We got involved with JDRF not just to support the cause, but also because we become like an extended family. We have formed amazing friendships and also found support from other families who are going through the same thing. In Georgia, an estimated 35 children are diagnosed each year with Type-1 diabetes. Each year, more than 15,000 children and 15,000 adults approximately 80 people per day are diagnosed with T1D in the U.S., according to JDRF. The money raised goes towards research to find out why this disease affects so many children and adults. And, this number of those affected is rising so JDRFs mission is more important than ever, said Mallory Lamons, development coordinator for JDRF-Georgia Chapter. The JDRF Walk for Diabetes was held in Centennial Olympic Park and Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park on Oct.
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Tangible action to prevent diabetes
We encourage you to visit http://www.preventiondiabete.ca to learn more about ways to prevent this disease. “Our entire team is working hard on planning these activities to help Quebecers learn more about diabetes and to slow the spread of this epidemic. Today close to 2.5 million Quebecers are living with diabetes or are prediabetic. We hope that many people in our communities will answer Sun Life’s call to action,” concluded Isabelle Hudon .
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