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What You Need to Know About Diabetes

Updated on April 13, 2018
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Approximately 30.3 million American adults have some form of diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and many people don’t even know they have a diabetic condition. While diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death, it is the number one reason why some adults require lower-limb amputations, and experience kidney failure and adult-onset blindness.

The types of diabetes are as follows:

  • Type 1 diabetes: this condition is usually diagnosed in children and young adults. The body is unable to produce insulin as the result of an autoimmune reaction, and currently, there is no known cure. As a result, these individuals have to take insulin on a daily basis.
  • Type 2 diabetes: this is the most common form of diabetes, resulting in roughly 90% of diabetic diagnoses. In Type 2 diabetes, individuals cannot maintain normal blood sugar levels or use insulin correctly. Fortunately, it is possible to prevent - or at least delay – this diagnosis through lifestyle changes.
  • Gestational diabetes: this condition afflicts pregnant women and tends to go away when the pregnancy is over. However, these women also have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the future. Also, women who have gestational diabetes while pregnant can put their babies at risk for developing medical problems, such as obesity and the likelihood of also being diabetic in the future.

In addition, there is a pre-diabetic stage, and 33% of Americans are in this category. Individuals in this group have higher than normal blood sugar levels. However, lifestyle changes can help to ensure that the condition does not progress to a true diabetic state.

According to an article published in the British Medical Journal, elderly patients with diabetes are more likely to suffer from hypothermia. However, this does not mean that everyone with diabetes should pick up and move down South. It does mean that individuals in cold environments, like the Mile-High City, should seek out some of the Denver diabetes treatment options for professional medical care. However, they should continue to enjoy the many advantages provided by a colder climate.

Another study reveals that patients with diabetes are more likely to be admitted to a hospital than patients without diabetes. As the number of people with this condition continues to increase, more demands will be placed on medical professionals to provide care. However, to avoid reaching the hospitalization stage, consider Denver diabetes treatment options that provide more convenient outpatient services.

Lifestyle changes offer the best chance to live a healthy life. This includes taking a more focused approach to eating that includes consuming beans, dark leafy vegetables, citrus fruit, nuts, and sweet potatoes. Moderate exercise most days each week can also help to stave off or successfully manage diabetic conditions. Choosing to lower high blood pressure and bad cholesterol levels, and kicking the smoking can also result in a more positive outcome.

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