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Diabetes – Do you have diabetes risk factors?
Author Name: Hashima
Date added: November 30, 2009 07:32:52 PM
Category: Health: Pharmacy

Two types of diabetes are known. Type 1 occurs when the human body does not produce insulin at all. People suffering from type 2 diabetes either are deficient in insulin, or their cells ignore the insulin they have. Around 95% of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes. This is sometimes also called "non-insulin dependent" diabetes. Left untreated, diabetes can cause blindness, neurological and vascular disorders that brings on foot or leg amputation, heart attack, stroke, kidney failure and death. KNOW YOUR RISK You are at high risk of type 2 diabetes, if it runs in your family. Type 2 diabetes is much more often observed in ethnic minority groups. If you gave birth to a baby that weighed more than 9 pounds and/or if you had gestational diabetes during pregnancy, you may also be more likely to develop diabetes. Males and Females over the age of 45 are also at high risk. CHANGES ARE NECESSARY You cannot do anything to change your age, your ethnicity or your family history, but there are several factors that you can control. Your diabetes risk also heightens if: • You are fat. • You do not exercise regularly. • You have an unhealthy diet. If you are aware that you are at higher risk, making good choices about what you eat and physical activity can help you stay healthy. In fact, studies have displayed that being on a highly nutritious diet and taking exercise can forestall or delay type 2 diabetes. If you are fat, note that an undue weight gain is the single most important risk factor for type 2 diabetes. According to estimates, 80%- 90% of people with diabetes are fat. Losing weight and keeping it off can help keep diabetes at bay. Consume a variety of products, including high-fiber foods. Try to get less than 30% of your daily calories from fat. Also, eat less. Note that any amount of physical activity is better than none. Ride an exercise bicycle while you watch the evening news program or your favorite talk-show. Most of all, assure you find an activity you like, so you will stick with it. By being aware of your risk factors and making healthy choices a habit, you can control your wellness.

The article is devoted to one of the most widespread diseases around the world – diabetes. It provides detailed information on risk factors and preventative measures to be taken to keep the disease at bay.

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