Losing weight. The loss of only 7% to 10% of your weight can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by half. Be active. Moving muscles use insulin. Thirty minutes of brisk walking a day will reduce your risk by almost a third. Eat well. Avoid highly processed carbohydrates, sweetened beverages, and trans and saturated fats. Limit red and processed meats. Stop smoking. Work with your doctor to avoid gaining weight, so that you do not create a problem by solving another.
In a revolutionary study comparing for the first time processed meats to unprocessed meats, 7.8 researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health found that eating from the processed meat was associated with an increased risk of heart disease and an increased risk of Diabetes. Interestingly, they found no risk of heart disease or diabetes in people who consume unprocessed red meat such as beef, pork or lamb.
In type 2 diabetes, your body does not react properly to insulin and you may not produce enough. This causes a high level of glycaemia. There are two main types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Diabetes type 2 is the most common form. About 3.3 million people in the United Kingdom have been diagnosed with diabetes, and of these, more than 9 out of 10 have type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is more common among older people, but you can develop it at any age.
If you have insulin injections, your doctor or nurse will suggest that you monitor your blood glucose with a blood glucose monitor at home. This involves taking a puncture of blood from your finger and putting a drop on a test strip. You place the test strip in the glycemic meter, which reads it and automatically shows you the result. Monitoring your glycaemia will help you understand how to adjust your insulin dose based on the amount of carbohydrate you eat.
If your body does not respond properly to insulin, your blood sugar may become too high. If you have type 2 diabetes, you may not have any obvious symptoms. Your diabetes can be discovered during a routine medical examination with your general practitioner. If you have symptoms of type 2 diabetes, you can: Your doctor will ask you about your symptoms and examine you. They may ask you to have a blood test for gluthe cose.
Several studies show that children and adults who drink soda or other sweetened beverages are more likely to gain weight than those who do not drink. that these pass into the water or unsweetened drinks can reduce weight. However, in spite of everything, the weight gain caused by sugary drinks may not fully explain the increased risk of diabetes. There is growing evidence that sweetened beverages contribute to chronic inflammation, elevated triglycerides, decreased "good" cholesterol HDL and Increased insulin resistance are all risk factors for diabetes.
As the symptoms can develop gradually, you can get used to feeling thirsty and tired and you can not recognize that you are sick for a while. Some people also develop blurred vision and frequent infections, such as re-occurring lily of the valley. However, some people with type 2 diabetes have no symptoms if the glucose level is not too high. But, even if you do not have any symptoms, you should always take treatment to reduce the risk of developing complications.
Children and adolescents with type 2 diabetes use a diet, exercise, and medications that improve the body's response to insulin for control. their glycemia. Some may need to take insulin injections or use an insulin pump. Although no one knows for sure what causes type 2 diabetes, there seems to be a genetic risk. In fact, it is estimated that 45% to 80% of affected children have at least one diabetic parent and may have significant family history of the disease.
It is estimated that there are approximately 940 000 people in England with type 2 diabetes who have not yet been diagnosed with this disease. As already mentioned, the symptoms of type 2 diabetes often appear gradually and can be quite vague at the beginning. Many people have diabetes for a long time before their diagnosis is made. The reason you make a lot of urine and thirst is because blood sugar glucose leaks into your urine, which draws extra water through the kidneys.
This is an educational and non-commercial video about type 2 diabetes and pregnancy.