1. What kind of complications are people with type 2 diabetes susceptible to?
Blood travels throughout your body, and when too much glucose (sugar) is present, it disrupts the normal environment that the organ systems of your body function within. In turn, your body starts to exhibit signs that things are not working properly inside those are the symptoms of diabetes people sometimes experience. If this problem caused by a variety of factors is left untreated, it can lead to a number of damaging complications such as heart attacks, strokes, blindness, kidney failure, and blood vessel disease that may require an amputation, nerve damage, and impotence in men. The good news is that prevention plays an important role in warding off these complications. By maintaining tight control of your blood glucose and getting it as close to normal as possible you’ll help your body function in the way that it would if you did not have diabetes. Tight control helps you decrease the chances that your body will experience complications from elevated glucose levels.
2. Can diabetes be prevented?
A major research study, the diabetes prevention program (DPP), confirmed that people with IGT prediabetes were able to sharply reduce their risk of developing diabetes during the study by losing 5 to 7 percent of their bodyweight through dietary changes and increased physical activity. Study participants followed a low-fat, low-calories diet and engaged in regular physical activity, such as walking briskly for 30 minutes, five times a week. These strategies worked well for both men and women and were especially effective for participants age 60 and older. Research also shown that there are some ways of preventing type 2 diabetes, or at least delaying its on...
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6. What is your advice for people who have type 2 diabetes?
1. My advice to those people will be keep an eye on your weight and blood pressure.
2. If you’re overweight try to lose weight.
3. Do all you can to keep your arteries and circulation healthy.
4. If you smoke, now would be a good time to quit.
5. Pay attention to the amount of cholesterol in your blood.
6. Eat healthy balanced diet with fiber, carbohydrates and not too much fat.
7. Keep an eye on your disease, especially signs of either high or low glucose.
8. Learn how to measure your glucose levels and do it as regularly as your doctor advises.
9. If you need insulin injections, learn how to administer them yourself.
10. See your doctor on a regular basis for your health checks.
11. See your doctor early on if you become ill or not feeling well, because this might cause extra problems with your diabetes