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Top facts to know about diabetes: symptoms, risks, prevention & (thank God) new technologies for management.

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The Doris A. Howell Foundation will be kicking off its lecture series on February 8th with the presentation "Women and Diabetes: Use of digital technologies in diabetes care" with key note speaker Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD. Please visit www.howellfoundation.org to register for the event.

With a significant number of diagnosed and under/undiagnosed diabetic and pre-diabetic Americans (close to 10% of the population), creating awareness on the symptoms, risk factors and management strategies becomes increasingly necessary.

The result of the body’s inability to produce or respond to insulin creates abnormal metabolism function, resulting in too much sugar in the blood. The classifications of diabetes are:

Type 2 diabetes: A chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar (glucose).Type 1 diabetes: A chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin.Pre-diabetes: A condition in which blood sugar is high, but not high enough to be type 2…