Type 2 Diabetes
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Type 2 diabetes Statistics
Some key facts
- 347 million people worldwide have diabetes* (1).
- In 2004, an estimated 3.4 million people died from consequences of high fasting blood sugar (2).
- More than 80% of diabetes deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries (3).
- WHO projects that diabetes will be the 7th leading cause of death in 2030 (4).
- Healthy diet, regular physical activity, maintaining a normal body weight and avoiding tobacco use can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.
Peanut Butter Swirl Chocolate Brownies
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 1/4cup butter
- 3/4cup granulated sugar or sugar substitute blend* equivalent to 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/3cup cold water
- 3/4cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 3 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/4cup canola oil
- 1teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/4cups all-purpose flour**
- 1teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/2cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4cup miniature semisweet chocolate pieces
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x9x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil up over the edges of the pan. Lightly coat foil with nonstick spray. Set aside.
2. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over low heat; remove from heat. Whisk in sugar and the water. Whisk in egg, oil, and vanilla until combined. Stir in 1 cup of the flour and the baking powder until combined. (Batter will be thin at this point.) Place peanut butter in a small bowl; gradually whisk in 1/2 cup of the batter until smooth. Set aside. In another small bowl, combine the remaining 1/4 cup flour and the cocoa powder. Stir into the plain batter; stir in chocolate pieces. Pour chocolate batter into prepared pan.
3. Drop peanut butter batter in small mounds over chocolate batter in pan. Using a thin metal spatula, swirl batters together. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes* or until top springs back when lightly touched and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
High Risks of Type Two Diabetes
Anyone can get type 2 diabetes. However, those at highest risk for the disease are those who
- Are over 45
- Are obese or overweight
- Have had gestational diabetes
- Have family members who have type 2 diabetes
- Have prediabetes
- Are inactive
- Have low HDL cholesterol or high triglycerides levels
- Have high blood pressure
- Are members of certain racial or ethnic groups
The Symptoms o type two diabetes
- Being more thirsty than usual
- Passing more urine
- Feeling tired and lethargic
- Slow-healing wounds
- Itching and skin infections
- Blurred vision
- Mood swings.
Being more thirsty then usual
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feeling tired and lethargic
Being more tired and feeling lazy
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