Bobb Says Yes recognizes November as Diabetes month.
Jack Tatum worked on increasing awareness of diabetes. To facilitate this goal, he created the Ohio-based Jack Tatum Fund for Youthful Diabetes, which finances diabetes research.
- collegiate career with the Ohio State University Buckeyes. Head coach Woody Hayes recruited Tatum as a running back.
- A member of the College Football Hall of Fame, in 2004.
- Tatum helped lead the Buckeyes to a 27-2 record in his three seasons as a starter, with two national championship appearances, two Big Ten titles and one national championship win in 1968, Tatum’s first season with the team.
- In the storied rivalry between Ohio State and Michigan, Tatum and his fellow Buckeyes won in 1968 by the score of 50-14, lost in 1969 by 24-12, and won again in 1970 by 20-9.
- Tatum was inducted into the Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame in 1981
- Tatum eventually faced his own disability challenges, as all five toes on his left foot were amputated in 2003 due to a staph infection caused by diabetes.
Today, diabetes takes more lives than AIDS and breast cancer combined — claiming the life of 1 American every 3 minutes.
When you eat, your body turns food into sugars, or glucose. At that point, your pancreas is supposed to release insulin.
Insulin serves as a “key” to open your cells, to allow the glucose to enter — and allow you to use the glucose for energy.
But with diabetes, this system does not work.
Type 1 Type 1 diabetes, previously called insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) or juvenileonset diabetes, may account for 5 percent to 10 percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Risk factors are less well defined for Type 1 diabetes than for Type 2 diabetes, but autoimmune, genetic, and environmental factors are involved in the development of this type of diabetes.
Type 2 Type 2 diabetes was previously called non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) or adult-onset diabetes. Type 2 diabetes may account for about 90 percent to 95 percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Risk factors for Type 2 diabetes include older age, obesity, family history of diabetes, prior history of gestational diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance, physical inactivity, and race/ethnicity. African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, American Indians, and some Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are at particularly high risk for type 2 diabetes. Gestational diabetes develops in 2 percent to 5 percent of all pregnancies but usually disappears when a pregnancy is over. Gestational diabetes occurs more frequently in African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, American Indians, and people with a family history of diabetes than in other groups. Obesity is also associated with higher risk. Women who have had gestational diabetes are at increased risk for later developing Type 2 diabetes. In some studies, nearly 40 percent of women with a history of gestational diabetes developed diabetes in the future. Other specific types of diabetes result from specific genetic syndromes, surgery, drugs, malnutrition, infections, and other illnesses. Such types of diabetes may account for 1 percent to 2 percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes.
The following symptoms of diabetes are typical. However, some people with type 2 diabetes have symptoms so mild that they go unnoticed.
Common symptoms of diabetes:
- Urinating often
- Feeling very thirsty
- Feeling very hungry – even though you are eating
- Extreme fatigue
- Blurry vision
- Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
- Weight loss – even though you are eating more (type 1)
- Tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands/feet (type 2)
- Sexual response problems/slow healing wounds
Early detection and treatment of diabetes can decrease the risk of developing the complications of diabetes.
- Giant Eagle’s free diabetes-drug program, also announced yesterday, will offer five generic medications: Chlorpropamide, Glimepiride, Glipizide, Glyburide and Metformin, spokesman Mike Duffey said yesterday. The retailer’s program is offered at its Columbus-area and Toledo stores. (No FREE program available at Krogers).
- Free Clinics throughout Columbus Ohio, including those serving Latinos, and Asian communities.
- Celebrities for Diabetes Tuesday November 24
- 2015 Santa Speedo Dash for Diabetes Saturday, December 12, 2015
- Fall Celebration
Sunday, November 8, 2015 from 2 to 4 pmEldon and Elsie Ward Family YMCA130 Woodland Ave – Columbus, OH 43203
Games, snacks, and fun! Bring your trick-or-treat candy and exchange it for toys and other items.
- Diabetes Prevention Program Available at all YMCA of Central Ohio Branches. 3 month YMCA membership provided to those enrolled in the program, beginning at week 5.
- Upcoming Races within 25 miles of Columbus, OH
- Diabetes Care Certificate Training Program for Pharmacists
- Mt Carmel Diabetes Self-Management Care Program
- Diabetic Recipes from All Recipes