Type 2 Diabetes
By: Paige S D2
Introduction - What is it?
5 Tips on how to Reduce the Risk of Getting it
- Eat healthier, organic foods! - Ex. Don’t have white pasta, try whole wheat pasta. Or have an apple with cinnamon for a snack and not gold fish.
- Exercise! - You don’t have to go get a personal trainer and a gym membership. Make a priority to go take a walk with your dog outside every morning.
- Manage stress! - Don’t let stress make you sick. Make sure you have time to unwind every day and do something you enjoy like taking a yoga class or reading a book with a cup of tea.
- Go to the doctors regularly! - Go to the doctors to make sure your body is healthy because there are many cases of people who didn’t even know they had diabetes.
- Don’t be afraid to take supplements! - It’s totally okay if you take a vitamin c supplement in the morning. It is a good way to get important things into your body that you aren’t getting enough through food.
There is a Cure but is still Life Threating
How to Figure out if you Have it and Treatment
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But don't fear, there are actually different ways for treating type 2 diabetes. One of the most common ways is a change in lifestyle. This includes a better diet, (ex. eating whole wheat pasta instead of white pasta). Or exercising is also a popular one. But there are ways to treat diabetes with medicine. For example, Glipizide. People can also insert and insulin in themselves with a special needle.
Who Gets it the Most?
Anyone can get type 2 diabetes. But this illness is most commonly found in people who are considered “couch potatoes”. These people eat fast food, white bread and pasta, a huge bag of chips while watching TV all day. But however, having a family background that is African-American, Hispanic/Latino, American-Indian, Asian-American, or Pacific-Islander could make you at a higher risk for it. Adults are at a higher risk for type 2 diabetes because the risk increases as a person gets older. Men are more likely for diabetes than women. But don’t be upset if you have a higher risk for type 2 diabetes because if you take care of yourself you will be fine.
W.H.O anticipates that worldwide deaths attributable to diabetes will double by 2030
Diabetes was the primary cause of kidney failure in 44 percent of all new cases in 2011.
Approximately 73,000 lower-limb amputations were performed in diabetics age 20 and older.
Diabetics have twice the risk of death of any cause compared to individuals of the same age without diabetes.
In 2004, high blood sugar as a result of diabetes led to an estimated 3.4 million deaths worldwide.
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