The numbers are in.  According to the Center for Disease Control , over 23% of diabetics don’t know they have it!  The number is staggering, 7.2 million people in the United States have diabetes and don’t know it!  How can we battle an enemy we don’t even know about?  Obviously, we can’t.  We can’t #deraildiabetes if we don’t even know it’s on our track.

Do any of these apply to you?

  • You are above age of 45, and have begun to notice a little muffin top
  • You have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes
  • You are overweight and/or inactive, weight loss seems harder than it used to be
  • You are African American, an Alaska native, American Indian, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino, or Pacific Islander American and are experiencing any of these signs…

10 signs you might have diabetes…

  1. Fatigue or lethargy
  2. Blurred vision
  3. Nausea
  4. Frequent urination
  5. Increased thirst
  6. Weight loss
  7. Slow healing wounds
  8. Frequent sickness and infection
  9. Skin tags
  10. Other skin conditions, including itching

If any of these risk factors or signs apply to you, it’s so important that you find out if you’re heading down the path towards diabetes.  Schedule a test with your doctor, if you have one and if you don’t you can use a walk-on-clinic.  It’s even possible to check it out for yourself by purchasing a blood glucose monitor at any drug store.  After eating a high-carbohydrate meal, wait one hour and check your blood sugar.  Then check again at 2 hours.  If your blood sugar is above 140, it’s time to get serious about diabetes.