Diabetes FAQs with Dr Cherrington

AL.com published an article on November 15, 2013:

Diabetes Awareness Month Questions and Responses

Halfway through Diabetes Awareness Month we catch up with Dr. Andrea Cherrington, a University of Alabama at Birmingham associate professor and expert on the potentially deadly disease, to ask questions on a condition that will affect 1 in 3 Alabamians born after 2000.

Here's one interesting fact:
People who can lose five to 10 percent of their body weight can reduce their risk of developing diabetes by 50 percent.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Can eating too many sweets cause diabetes?
  • Why do we need to be especially aware of this condition here in Alabama?
  • What's the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?
  • What are characteristics that cause risk for diabetes?
  • There is diabetes in my family. What can I do to protect against it?
  • I've been told I have diabetes. Is this condition going to shorten my life?
  • I've heard Birmingham has resources like MyDiabetes Connect. Can you tell me more about it?

To see the answers and to read original story go to: http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/11/can_eating_too_many_sweets_cau.html