• By Dana Sparks

Global Awareness — It’s World Diabetes Day

November 14, 2014

illustrated sign in red letter saying world diabetes day


World Diabetes Day is led by the International Diabetes Foundation to increase global awareness of this international disease that affects millions of people. Diabetes in not just about obesity or sugar levels.

Learn more from Mayo Clinic:

Symptoms: Diabetes symptoms vary depending on how much your blood sugar is elevated. 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.

Risk factors: Risk factors for diabetes depend on the type of diabetes — type 1 or type 2.

Lifestyle and home remedies: Diabetes is a serious disease. Following your diabetes treatment plan takes round-the-clock commitment. Careful management of diabetes can reduce your risk of serious — even life-threatening — complications.

Diabetes Research: Mayo Clinic is a leader in diabetes research. At the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine researchers are working on ways to regenerate the cells that produce insulin (beta cells).