BEACON TRANSCRIPT – Prediabetes is a real issue in the United States, as it affects around 86 million individuals and, most of the time, leads to the development of type 2 diabetes. However, most doctors are not able to link the presence of certain symptoms with prediabetes, and often misdiagnose it. Therefore, tiny hedgehogs, puppies, and baby goats will be teaching you how to spot this condition.
Cute animals encourage you to take the prediabetes test
Health experts know how dangerous prediabetes can be, so they decided to raise awareness about it and convince people to perform screenings before it’s too late. Therefore, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Medical Association, American Diabetes Association, and Ad Council have launched a new campaign in the sense.
This campaign is meant to educate people on the symptoms and dangers of prediabetes, and how important it is to detect it just in time. Cute animals will gather to teach you about this condition, and convince you to take a risk test.
There are three public service announcements which inform you about prediabetes. They are called Baby Goat Disco, Hedgehogs on Vacation, and Puppies at Play. Most surely, they will be one of the most adorable minutes spent in your life, so you might want to listen to them and take some more of your time to take the risk test, all for your own good.
If left untreated, the condition can lead to serious complications
Many Americans suffer from prediabetes without even knowing. This condition consists of high blood sugar levels which are, however, not high enough to be categorized as type 2 diabetes. Don’t get fooled, as the condition is serious enough.
It comes with plenty of risks. Apart from developing real diabetes, people might also suffer strokes, heart attacks. Also, they might go blind or suffer amputations, as their blood sugar could continue growing. Apart from encouraging you to take the test, you are also informed on what you need to change in your lifestyle in case you have prediabetes.
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