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Posted on: November 27, 2017

[ARCHIVED] November is National Diabetes Month!

In Yates County, statistics indicate 13.2% of adults have physician-diagnosed diabetes.
Diabetes is a disease that occurs when a person's body does not make enough of the hormone insulin made in the pancreas or cannot use insulin properly. With diabetes, a person's blood glucose (blood sugar) is too high.  Blood glucose is the main source of energy that comes from the foods you eat. Insulin helps glucose from the food get into your body's cells to be used for energy. If your body does not make enough insulin or does not use insulin well, the glucose in your blood does not reach the cells, causing serious health complications.  The most common types of diabetes are type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. To learn more, click here: 

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