Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Type 2 Risk Test on March 22

March 22 is a special day in the prevention of type 2 diabetes. It's the start of the American Diabetes Association's 23rd annual, month-long Join the Million Challenge to get people to assess their risk for type 2 and take the necessary steps to delay or prevent it. With the rising number of type 2 diabetics and the serious long-term health implications it holds if not treated properly, it's essential that people take the time to take this seriously.

Type 2 diabetes is a disorder in which the body either cannot produce sufficient insulin or the cells ignore the insulin that is produced. The result? The insulin is not utilized to take the sugar from the blood in the cells. The result? A build up of glucose in the blood that actually makes the blood more viscous and leads to diabetic complications.

Check out the Type2 Beat for book and product reviews, as well as news and info for the newly diagnosed.

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