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1 FCD2-006 BINGO GAME To Prepare bingo game:!copy Picture Cards with pictures on one side and corresponding words on the other.!cut Bingo Cards apart, duplicate if you have more than ten players.!cut apart Picture Cards.!Gather items for bingo markers. Dried beans work well.!"find, collect or buy a few inexpensive prizes (pens, pencils, office supplies, white elephant items, packets of sugar-free gum, try to avoid sugary treats.)

2 What is Diabetes? Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes Diabetes during Pregnancy Very Thirsty Very Tired 4

3 Urinating Frequently Blurred Vision Weight Loss without Trying Sores that don t Heal Hungry all the Time No Symptoms

4 The Eyes The Nerves The Kidneys The Feet The Heart Get Tested

5 Eat Healthy Foods Get Regular Exercise Maintain Healthy Weight Regular Clinic Visits Medicines Be a Friend

6 Type 2 Diabetes The most common form of diabetes, it is more likely to occur in people who are overweight or have other risk factors. The body can make some insulin, but is unable to use it properly. Type 1 Diabetes This type affects about 10% of all people with diabetes. It usually develops in childhood or early adulthood. The body is unable to make enough insulin to survive on. What is Diabetes? Diabetes is an illness in which blood sugar is too high. There is no cure but it can be controlled. Diet, medication, exercise, monitoring and education are all components of managing diabetes. Very Tired Extreme fatigue can be another warning sign of diabetes. Very Thirsty Being very thirsty can be a symptom of diabetes. If you are drinking more liquids than normal, you may want to get tested. Diabetes during Pregnancy Less than 5% of pregnant women develop a temporary form of diabetes. They are a risk for development of Type 2 later in life.

7 Weight Loss without Trying Unexplained weight loss while eating a normal amount can be a symptom of diabetes. Blurred Vision Having blurred vision or other changes in vision can be a warning sign of diabetes. Urinating Frequently Having to urinate more often than usual and in greater amounts than normal can be a diabetes symptom. No Symptoms It is possible to have type 2 diabetes without showing any symptoms at all. That s why it is important to get tested frequently if you are at risk Hungry all the Time Being hungry all the time and eating more than normal may be a warning sign of diabetes. Sores that don t Heal A symptom of diabetes can be sores or cuts that don t heal, or that heal very slowly.

8 The Nerves Diabetes can affect and damage the nerves. If your hands or feet feel numb or have a pins and needles sensation, it can be a sign of diabetes. The Kidneys Poorly controlled diabetes can cause kidney damage. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure. The only treatment for kidney failure is dialysis or a transplant. The Eyes Persons with diabetes have a high risk of eye conditions, including damage to the blood vessels in the eye. Diabetes is the leading cause of adult blindness in the U.S. Get Tested Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent complications. If you are over age 45, get tested every three years, or more often if you have risk factors. The Heart People with diabetes have a greater risk of heart attack and stroke. High levels of blood sugar can cause plaque buildup in the blood vessels. The Feet Diabetes is the leading cause of amputation in the U.S. People with diabetes need to pay special attention to foot care.

9 Maintain Healthy Weight Controlling weight is important for type 2 diabetes. Losing even a small amount of weight can aid in managing the disease and may even help prevent the disease from developing. Get Regular Exercise Regular exercise helps prevent diabetes. Physical activity can help lower blood sugars and improve overall health. Find an activity that works for you and stick with it. Eat Healthy Foods An eating plan that s low fat and high fiber can help prevent type 2 diabetes. A balanced meal plan is an important tool in managing diabetes. If you have diabetes, see a dietician or diabetes educator for an individualized meal plan. Be a Friend People with diabetes stay healthier if they have the support of friends and family members. Ask what you can do to help the person in your life with diabetes. Be a good listener. Medicines Many people with diabetes need to take medication to manage their diabetes. Medications come in many forms such as oral pills and injections. Diabetes medication should never be stopped without consulting a doctor first. Regular Clinic Visits Persons with diabetes need to visit their health care providers frequently. Doctors need to run tests and do examinations to head off complications.

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