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November is Diabetes Awareness Month!
Personal video from Dr. Shah addressing patients and speaking about Diabetes
Dr. Shah was proud to be featured in a Health and Wellness Fair hosted by the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey. Dr. Shah presented a workshop about health in the Hispanic community, particularly focusing on the increased risk of type 2 Diabetes in Hispanics.
Type 1 vs. Type 2:
Both types of diabetes affect the insulin your body is able to produce. But Type 1 and Type 2 are different and tend to affect different people. Type 1 typically develops in childhood and doesn't have many preventable risk factors. Type 2, however, is highly dependent on lifestyle factors like diet, weight, and exercise, as well as demographic factors like race and age. Check out this infographic to learn more about who is affected.
Diabetes is an extremely important condition to be aware of when it comes to cardiovascular health. People with diabetes are twice as likely to develop heart disease, and also face an increased risk of Peripheral Arterial Disease. Diabetes and cardiovascular healh are very much linked, so if you have Diabetes or are at risk of Diabetes, you should also undergo cardiovascular screening immediately.
On November 2nd, Dr. Shah will be leading a livestream about Type 2 Diabetes and its vascular repercussions, with particular focus on amputation prevention.
RSVP to the free online event here.
In recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month, we'll be sharing important health information about Diabetes the whole month of November. Make sure to follow us on social media to learn more about Diabetes, amputation prevention, and cardiovascular health.