Divabetic: 4 Golden Girls for 4 Types of Diabetes
Divabetic’s new diabetes outreach ‘Golden Girls’ tour, hosted by Max “Mr. Divabetic” Szadek, features traditional diabetes education presented with a non-traditional approach and an attitude reminiscent of the popular Golden Girls’ characters: Dorothy, Rose, Blanche and Sophia.
So how the heck do the ‘Golden Girls’ relate to diabetes? Well, for starters there are four characters on the hit 80’s sitcom just like there are four major types of diabetes:
Type 1 diabetes – Occurs when the body fails to produce insulin, the hormone that “unlocks” the cells of the body, allowing glucose to enter and fuel them. About 5-10% of Americans who are diagnosed with diabetes have type 1 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes – Results from insulin resistance (a condition in which the body fails to properly use insulin), and after several years, the insulin production decreases. Most Americans, about 90 – 95%, who are diagnosed with diabetes have type 2 diabetes.
Gestational diabetes – is a type of diabetes that only pregnant women get. If not treated, it can cause problems for mothers and babies. Gestational diabetes affects about 4% of all pregnant women. Women who have had gestational diabetes have a 20% to 50% chance of developing diabetes in the next 5-10 years.
Pre-diabetes – Pre-diabetes is a condition that occurs when a person’s blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.
Take advantage of this “golden” opportunity to learn about diabetes and diabetes self-care management in a fun, new way in Philadelphia, PA, (10/15) Pittsburgh, PA (11/5), and Hagerstown, MD (11/10.) For more information and Divabetic event details go to: divabetic.org
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