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Holiday Food Safety

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With the holiday season fast approaching, Florida Health encourages all Floridians to keep food safe by practicing basic food safety measures while preparing meals. A majority of the reported cases of foodborne illness are caused by bacteria or the toxins produced by bacteria. Bacteria can multiply extremely fast when food is kept at an unsafe temperature (above 41 and below 140 degrees Fahrenheit).

Diabetes affects over 30 million Americans and is the 7th leading cause of death in Florida. Type 2 diabetes, a condition that happens when the body is no longer able to respond to insulin in the blood stream normally, can increase the chances of having neuropathy (numbness in the feet), high blood pressure, stroke, kidney disease, and diabetic ketoacidosis (a condition where high levels of ketones in the blood poison the body). Type 2 diabetes is preventable, but it is also manageable when people know they have it. Learn more about Type 2 diabetes and know your risk by taking the American Diabetes Association diabetes risk test via the link below.

Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test