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WHAT IS DIABETES?
As defined by the American Diabetes Association, diabetes is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels that result from defects in the body’s ability to produce and/or use insulin. Type 1 Diabetes »» Usually diagnosed in children or young adults. »» Insulin, a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life, is not produced. Type 2 Diabetes »» The most common form of diabetes, with millions of Americans unaware that they are at risk. »» Either the body does not produce enough insulin or cells ignore the insulin. Gestational Diabetes »» Develops in women during pregnancy. »» A diagnosis does not mean that you had diabetes before pregnancy or that you will after giving birth.
*Information adapted from the American Diabetes Association

M o nth s e t e b ia D n a meric Novem ber: A
PAJAMA PARTY LATE NIGHT EVENT
Date: Thursday, December 5 Time: 10:00 PM- 12:00 AM Location: Perry Field House

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Come relax and take your mind off of final exams at the Pajama Party Late Night Event! Attendees may dress as cozy as possible, but please make sure to arrive appropriately covered. Bring a teddy bear, blanket, or other bedtime accessories. Enjoy a fun-filled night of FREE food, massage therapy, board games, arts and crafts, and coloring! Take photos in the photo booth and have the opportunity to win prizes. For More Information: Wellness Connection 419.372.WELL (9355) wellness@bgsu.edu

DIABETES QUIZ: TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE
Answer the following true or false questions in order to test your knowledge of diabetes. After answering the questions, check your answers in the right-hand corner below. Question 1: An estimated 6 million Americans have undiagnosed type 2 diabetes. Question 2: People living with type 2 diabetes should stay away from foods with sugar in them. Question 3: Having type 2 diabetes increases your risk of having cardiovascular disease.
*Information adapted from the American Heart Association

WORLD AIDS DAY PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Monday, December 2 Time: 8:30 PM Location: BTSU Room 228 This panel discussion in conjunction with World Aids Day is an open forum covering a wide range of HIV/AIDS topics. Learn how BGSU students can help end HIV/AIDS. Attendees receive FREE safer sex kits and red awareness ribbons.

MASSAGE THERAPY AVAILABLE
Did you know that the Department of Recreation and Wellness offers massage therapy to students, faculty, and staff? Appointments with Rebecca Walls, LMT, are available on Monday’s from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. For More Information and Appointment Information: Wellness Connection 419.372.WELL (9355) bgsu.edu/offices/sa/recwell/wellness/page133973.html

GET YOURSELF TESTED: FREE & CONFIDENTIAL
Early diagnosis saves lives. The Wellness Connection offers FREE and CONFIDENTIAL HIV testing. Be proactive and get tested. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. For More Information or to schedule an appointment: Wellness Connection 419.372.WELL (9355) bgsu.edu/offices/sa/recwell/wellness/page60858.html Fall 2013 Schedule: »» Second Wednesday of each month from 9:30 AM- 3:30 PM Location: »» Perry Field House (Check in at Welcome Desk)

DO YOU HAVE CONDOM SENSE?
The Condom Sense Program provides discounted male condoms to BGSU students. Students can buy packs of 50 condoms for $10 in the Wellness Connection Office at the Perry Field House. Pay by cash (exact change is preferred) or check (made payable to the Student Wellness Network). No sign-ups, memberships, or quizzes required! For More Information: Student Wellness Network wellnet@bgsu.edu
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