Diabetes strikes about 250 million people worldwide.
But if you break some myths about diabetes and learn basic truths about him will be easier to avoid its appearance.
Blood sample is enough for diagnosis if diabetes
TRUE. It is therefore important that every year we go to check-ups with your doctor. He will prescribe the study of blood glucose.
Only adults are affected
WRONG. Although diabetes type 2 occurs in adulthood, it most often occurs around the 40 years. But age data is constantly changing – as amended and our way of living and dining. Nowadays the disease is diagnosed increasingly early.
There are two forms of diabetes
TRUE. Diabetes type 1 is rare (less than 10% of diabetics suffer from it). More often occurs in children, adolescents or young. It is an autoimmune disease in which the separation is destroyed insulin cells of the pancreas. Insulin is the hormone we need to be able to muscle cells or use of sugars by the body. The only cure: regular injections of insulin to compensate for its absence. Type 2 diabetes usually occurs in adulthood and is a result of decline in production and efficiency of insulin. If the disease is not diagnosed on time, can causes serious damage to cardiovascular system (arteries), kidney, and eyes. First is treated with daily change of habits, but you may need and medications.
Healthy eating helps us to reduce drug
TRUTH. Sometimes it is possible to completely stop them. Diet and sedentary lifestyle are two major factors, for type 2 diabetes. If you change them in the right direction, we can largely prevent the disease. But even if diabetes is present, it is always useful to revise your habits and thus alleviate your condition.
In order to prevent the disease you should avoid sucrose drinks, fatty meals, salt. It is recommended to increase intake of fruits and vegetables, and eat regularly at certain hours.
Type 2 diabetes is hereditary
FALSE and TRUE. In 30-40% of patients suffering from this type of diabetes, hereditary connection is obvious. Overweight and obesity are serious causes of disease, and there are families who are prone to weight problems. But the researches show that only 20% of diabetes sufferers have a family member with weight problem, but others – not. So as a summary we can say that yes, there is a genetic combination which we can inherit and which predispose to diabetes. But it is not necessary to develop the disease. The most important thing is to lead a lifestyle that would restrict the expression of factors and triggers for the disease.