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Diabetes and Pre Diabetes
Some Information imported from www.southasiandiabetes.ca
Diabetes is a serious problem. South Asian community studies have shown that South Asians can develop diabetes (and heart disease) sooner than other ethnic groups.
If left untreated or improperly managed, diabetes can lead to a variety of serious health complications.
You can help prevent diabetes.
Diabetes is not caused by eating too much sugar.
Diabetes is a life-long health condition that occurs when your body is not able to make enough insulin or use it properly. Insulin helps the body move glucose (sugar) from the food we eat into our cells to be used for energy. When this doesn’t happen, glucose (sugar) cannot move out of the blood and blood sugar levels rise. This causes a number of symptoms and can eventually lead to serious health problems. Effective management of blood glucose levels greatly reduces the risk of developing serious health complications but Diabetes is still the World's fourth leading cause of death. What does this mean?
Pre-diabetes happens when your blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not quite high enough to be diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Pre-diabetes is not related to Type-1 diabetes. Pre-diabetes is also called impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose.
Like Type 2 diabetes, the symptoms of pre-diabetes can be hard to identify and develop slowly, without you even knowing it. Pre-diabetes can lead to the same long-term health problems – increased risk of heart disease and stroke, kidney problems, nerve damage and eye disease.
Pre-diabetes doesn’t always lead to Type 2 diabetes. But it does increase your risk of developing it (and the complications mentioned above).
Knowledge is power
A simple blood test can tell you if you are pre-diabetic. And knowledge is power – research has shown that you can delay or even prevent diabetes from developing if you make some simple lifestyle changes that will help manage your blood glucose levels. Speak to your doctor or health care provider today about getting tested. It's easy and it will let you take charge of your own health and your own future.
It is very important to note that not everyone with diabetes develops complications. Good control of your blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol through good nutrition and exercise, can go a long way toward preventing serious complications. Think about Gum.
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March 05, 2012
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