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Diabetes: A Growing Health Concern

Mar 14, 2008
Diabetes can strike anyone, at any time. When the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or our body fails to use insulin properly, this leads to high blood sugar levels. When this occurs, we have a disease called diabetes.

Majorly, diabetes is segregated in 3 types - Type 1, Type 2 & gestational diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is caused due to damage of the cells in pancreas generating Insulin. Type 2 is caused when the cells are not able to properly utilize the insulin generated in the body. It is mostly developed because of the bulkiness in the body. Gestational diabetes is developed in women during their pregnancy period.

Common symptoms of diabetes includes but are not limited to excessive thirst , excessive urination increase in the fluid intake , hungriness' , vomiting , tiredness restless behaviors , irritation etc.

In every country, this disease is the major health problem with millions of people and its still rising. The number is growing in millions everyday. There are so many cases which are not even diagnosed and reported, you will see most of these cases in urban areas. So , to talk about in percentage 90% people are from urban areas and 10% from rural who remain undiagnosed. Bulkiness, obesity, poor diet, motionless lifestyle are the top causes for type 2 diabetes and that's why this is mostly founded in urban areas.

Each year, 3.8 million people die due to diabetes related issues. Cardiovascular disease is thought to be the reason behind the greater number of diabetes related deaths. At present, there are approximately 246 million people faced with diabetes, by the year 2025, this number is expected to increase by 380 million people.

There are various preventive measures taught to bring the disease under control, to lower down the number of deaths caused due to diabetes. A healthy diet and regular physical exercise are the only requirements to lower down the risk of developing diabetes by 30% in people further. A healthy diet means a nutritional diet free of processed carbohydrates and low in fats. Breakfast should be high with proteins. Having at least 5-6 small meals in a day is preferred rather than filling up at one meal. Regular physical exercise is highly suggested. Exercise burns out calories and hence fat thereby reducing the sugar level. Walking is a good exercise. Walk for -1 hour daily so as to burn those calories and reduce that fat. Walking also increases the metabolic rate. These are some of the ways to lower the risk of this grave disease.

It is recommended that people get their blood sugar levels tested from time to time. If people continue to check their blood sugar levels on a regular basis, diabetes can be caught and treated early, helping to win the fight against the disease.
About the Author
Julia Hanf author of the book How To Play the Diabetes Diet Game and Win Through a real life crisis Julia figured out how to live diabetes free. Visit http://www.yourdiabetescure.com and learn more about your solution for diabetes.
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