Today is a special day which means there should be an extra special blog post! Today is National Diabetes Day! Also, yesterday was my diabirthday!!!!
Here are 9 fast facts about Diabetes in honor of National Diabetes Day!
1). In 1921 Fredrick Banting and med student Charles H. Best were credited with discovering the hormone insulin in the pancreatic extracts in dogs. They found that when this was injected the high blood sugars were lowered.
2). There are two different kinds of diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 and Type 2 are very different in how they are developed.
3). Type 1 Diabetes was previously named Juvenile Diabetes. Which indicated that it was usually found in children but adults can also be diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.
4). Not everyone is born with diabetes (I for example was diagnosed when I was 9 years old)
5). Hyperglycemic means that someone has high blood sugar, which means that there is excess sugar in the blood. The symptoms are often times excess thirst and urination.
6). Hypoglycemia means that someone has low blood sugar, which means that there is little sugar in the blood. The symptoms are often times shakiness, hunger and feeling anxious.
7). Keytones is when there is too much sugar in someones’ body so there is sugar in there urine (gross but it is reality).
8). On average a diabetic tests their blood sugar at least 5 times a day.
9). Adrenaline can cause for a spike in blood glucose levels but it can also cause for there to be a drop in blood sugar. This just goes to show that some days certain aspects of life can cause different reactions for diabetes. It’s a constant guessing game!
Typical Type One