D I A B E T E S
Diabetes is a chronic disease, it creates suffering, discomfort, copious visits to medical professionals and it can kill. BUT type 2 IS totally preventable & curable with simple care / consideration to your body.
Diabetes occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces (insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar). There are two forms of Diabetes commonly know as TYPE 1 (Insulin dependant) & TYPE 2 (non-insulin dependant).
Typically Type 1 diabetes is diagnosed in childhood with poor or deficient insulin production, so daily insulin shots are required. This form of diabetes is not as common and neither a cause nor prevention is known. It is important for Type 1 diabetics to monitor their blood sugars, eat a healthy and balanced diet, and exercise regularly.
Type 2 diabetes on the other hand IS preventable and IS curable - if you have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes or diabetes, now is time for you to make some real changes and start to take your health seriously. Because diabetes is serious and can / does kill.
NOT SO FUN FACT... In the US estimates for 2018 were: 34.2 million people of all ages had diabetes.
This type of diabetes is largely the result of excess body weight and physical inactivity, so really, the cure and prevention are simple. EAT RIGHT, MOVE MORE.
IMPLICATIONS OF TYPE 2:
Damage the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, and nerves.
2-3x increased risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Reducedl in the feet increases the chance of foot ulcers, infection, and the eventual need for limb amputation.
Diabetic retinopathy is an important cause of blindness and occurs as a result of long-term accumulated damage to the small blood vessels in the retina ( Diabetes is the cause of 2.6% of global blindness).