Diabetes: Awareness & Myths - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Diabetes: Awareness & Myths

Diabetes: Awareness & Myths

    Diabetes affects nearly everyone, and causes more deaths a year than breast cancer and aids combined.
 So this November the focus is on education, management and prevention.

There are several different types of diabetes, but the most common forms are type 1 and type 2 diabetes. But when is comes to type 1 diabetes, gone are the days of the term "juvenile diabetes."  While it's still more likely to occur in children, doctors say adults are also being diagnosed with type 1.  And type 2 diabetes, is becoming more and more common in little ones. 

"The reason for this,  is the obesity epidemic in this country. Type 2 diabetes is almost always associated with obesity. And 90 percent of people who have it are obese," said Dr. John Caras, Texoma Diabetes & Endocrinology Center.

    Excessive thirst and increased urination are classic diabetes symptoms.  Diabetes symptoms sometimes involve your vision. High levels of blood sugar pull fluid from your tissues, including the lenses of your eyes. This affects your ability to focus.

 Dr. Caras said the best way to protect yourself and manage the disease is weight control and weight loss. 

 Aimed to provide support and raise awareness of a disease, Market Street in Wichita Falls  is offering free glucose screenings each Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. throughout November. 

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Trump's Cohen comments raise questions about relationship

    Trump's Cohen comments raise questions about relationship

    Thursday, April 26 2018 9:18 AM EDT2018-04-26 13:18:48 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 11:01 PM EDT2018-04-27 03:01:28 GMT
    President Donald Trump says his personal attorney Michael Cohen represents him 'with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal' and that 'from what I see he did absolutely nothing wrong.' (Source: CNN)President Donald Trump says his personal attorney Michael Cohen represents him 'with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal' and that 'from what I see he did absolutely nothing wrong.' (Source: CNN)

    President Donald Trump says his personal attorney Michael Cohen represents him "with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal" and that "from what I see he did absolutely nothing wrong."

    President Donald Trump says his personal attorney Michael Cohen represents him "with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal" and that "from what I see he did absolutely nothing wrong."

  • The Latest: Kim gave his sister a place at negotiating table

    The Latest: Kim gave his sister a place at negotiating table

    Thursday, April 26 2018 8:03 PM EDT2018-04-27 00:03:04 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 11:00 PM EDT2018-04-27 03:00:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). South Korean President Moon Jae-in waves as he leaves to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, near presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 27, 2018. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Moo...(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). South Korean President Moon Jae-in waves as he leaves to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, near presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 27, 2018. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Moo...
    South Korean President Moon Jae-in leaves for summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
    South Korean President Moon Jae-in leaves for summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
  • The Latest: Lions, Bengals each draft centers

    The Latest: Lions, Bengals each draft centers

    Thursday, April 26 2018 6:31 PM EDT2018-04-26 22:31:36 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 10:53 PM EDT2018-04-27 02:53:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tom R. Smedes, File). FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2016, file photo, Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen reacts after scoring a touchdown in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Nevada in Reno, Nev. Allen is expected to be a first r...(AP Photo/Tom R. Smedes, File). FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2016, file photo, Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen reacts after scoring a touchdown in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Nevada in Reno, Nev. Allen is expected to be a first r...
    The NFL has renewed an exclusive partnership with Amazon Prime Video for digital streaming of Thursday night games during 2018 and 2019 seasons.
    The NFL has renewed an exclusive partnership with Amazon Prime Video for digital streaming of Thursday night games during 2018 and 2019 seasons.
Powered by Frankly