Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetes: A disease in which the body's ability to use glucose is impaired.
Insulin: A hormone produced by the pancreas that stimulates body cells to take up and use blood sugar.
Get at least two and a half hours of physical activity such as brisk walking, dancing, or gardening a week.
Eat healthy foods that are low in fat and reduce the number of calories you take in.
monitor your blood sugar
if needed, possible diabetes medication or insulin therapy
13 million men and 12,6 million women 20 years or older have been diagnosed with diabetes
Among adults aged 20-74 years , diabetes is the leading cause of blindness
More than 60% of non traumatic lower limb amputations are caused by diabetes.
The A1C test
The oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT)
The fasting plasma glucose test (FPG)
These tests measure your blood glucose levels and determine whether you have a normal metabolism, or if you have pre diabetes or diabetes.
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