The Coshocton County Beacon December 4, 2019 - Page 25
November was National Diabetes Awareness Month
COSHOCTON - Diabetes is a disease that
occurs when your blood glucose, also
called blood sugar, is too high. Blood
glucose is your main source of energy
and comes from the food you eat. Insulin,
a hormone made by the pancreas, helps
glucose from food get into your cells to
be used for energy. Sometimes your body
doesn’t make enough or any insulin or
doesn’t use insulin well. Glucose then
stays in your blood and doesn’t reach
Over time, having too much glucose in
your blood can cause health problems.
Although diabetes has no cure, you can
take steps to manage your diabetes and
Diabetes symptoms vary depending
on how much your blood sugar is elevat-
ed. Some people, especially those with
prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, may not
experience symptoms initially. In type
1 diabetes, symptoms tend to come on
quickly and be more severe.
Some of the signs and symptoms of
type 1 and type 2 diabetes are: Increased
thirst, frequent urination, extreme hun-
ger, unexplained weight loss, presence
of ketones in the urine (ketones are a
byproduct of the breakdown of muscle
and fat that happens when there's not
enough available insulin), fatigue, irrita-
bility, blurred vision, slow-healing sores,
and frequent infections, such as gums or
skin infections and vaginal infections. (If
you suspect you or your child may have
diabetes, contact your doctor.)
Type 1 diabetes can't be prevented.
However, the same healthy lifestyle
choices that help treat prediabetes, type
2 diabetes and gestational diabetes can
also help prevent them:
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NEW PHILADELPHIA - On Saturday, Nov. 23, the River
View Boys Bowling Team began their season in New
Philadelphia at the TCC Thanksgiving Classic. Leading
the way for the Black Bears were seniors Ian Keneda and
Brice Starcher. The Bears will be back in action Wednes-
day, Dec. 4.
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nutrition education program designed
for people with diabetes and their family
members or caregivers. In a series of
four classes, cooking demonstrations
will help participants learn healthy
techniques to use in their own kitchens.
The program includes sampling healthy
foods and discussion with a dietitian or
certified diabetes educator about skills to
Be on the lookout for information be-
ginning early next year on how to register
for this informative program.
Tammy Smith is director of nursing for
the Coshocton County General Health
• Eat healthy foods. Choose foods lower
in fat and calories and higher in fiber.
Focus on fruits, vegetables and whole
grains. Strive for variety to prevent bore-
• Get more physical activity. Aim for 30
minutes of moderate physical activity a
day. Take a brisk daily walk. Ride your
bike. Swim laps. If you can't fit in a long
workout, break it up into smaller sessions
spread throughout the day.
• Lose excess pounds. If you're over-
weight, losing even 5 percent of your
body weight — for example, 10 pounds
(4.5 kilograms) if you weigh 200 pounds
(90.7 kilograms) — can reduce the risk of
A huge part of managing diabetes is
developing a healthy diet.
OSU Extension Office will again be of-
fering Dining with Diabetes in the spring
Dining with Diabetes is a cooking and
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