Beets The Diabetes Monster

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Hi, I’m Diabeton, I represent Diabetes. Everyone calls me Beets. I love the color πŸ’™ blue and Lutes (The Celiac Disease Monster) is my bestie. We love to go out to eat at new places. It is challenging though because I have to calculate how much insulin I need for every meal 🍽 to keep my blood sugar in check. I have to give myself insulin shots every day.πŸ’‰ When my blood glucose level is high I get really irritated with everything and everyone around me. When the insulin starts to work and my levels drop down again, I always feel very guilty that I’ve been so snappy to others.

There are two types of Diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2. The exact cause of Type 1 Diabetes is unknown. What is known is that your immune system attacks and destroys your insulin producing cells in the pancreas. That’s what leaves you with little or no insulin.

The risk factors for Type 2 Diabetes are :

πŸ‘‰Family History



πŸ‘‰High Blood Pressure

πŸ‘‰Abnormal Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels

πŸ‘‰Having Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

πŸ‘‰Having Gestational Diabetes while you are pregnant

Anyone of any size can get either type of Diabetes.

This is me in a nutshell:

Name: Diabeton

Nickname: Beets

Represents: Diabetes

Favorite Colors: Blue and Gray

Superpower: Disables pancreas

Prone to: Mood swings, excessive thirst and hunger, fatigue

The thing I love to do most is to have lunch or dinner with my bestie Lutes. She understands me when it comes to food. It’s so nice to have someone who gets itπŸ’•.



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