Presentation on theme: "Diabetes: Why Many Teens are at Risk. Age-adjusted Percentage of U.S. Adults Who Were Obese or Who Had Diagnosed Diabetes Obesity (BMI ≥30 kg/m 2 ) Diabetes."— Presentation transcript:
Age-adjusted Percentage of U.S. Adults Who Were Obese or Who Had Diagnosed Diabetes Obesity (BMI ≥30 kg/m 2 ) Diabetes 1994 2000 No Data 26.0% No Data 9.0% CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation. National Diabetes Surveillance System available at http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/statistics 2008
Diabetes: A condition of insulin insufficiency (the body does not make enough insulin). Insulin is made in the Pancreas. Insulin turns Glucose (sugar) into energy. Insulin acts as the key releasing glucose into the body.
Types of Diabetes Pre-diabetes-slightly elevated blood sugar levels. Between 200-250. Often found in teens. Type 1-Pancreas does not make enough insulin. Most often found in teens. Type 2-Body makes insulin but can’t convert sugar to energy as efficiently.
Warning Signs Fatigue-tired/weakness Frequent urination Overweight Family History Excessive Thirst Unexpected weight loss Tingling in hands, legs and feet