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Facts about Diabetes

by Terri David

Facts about diabetes: Diabetes is a disease where high levels of sugar exist in the blood. That doesn’t sound too bad but it can lead to so many other unhealthy issues.

Insulin is the hormone produced by the pancreas to control blood sugar levels. Type 2 diabetes (also known as mellutis or adult onset) which we talk about here accounts for about 90% of all cases of diabetes and usually occurs in adulthood.

Facts From the National Diabetes Clearing House (NDIC)

  • In 2010, almost 27% of adults over 65 had diabetes.
  • Also in 2010, newly diagnosed casees of diabetes for people over 20 was 1.9 million.
  • It affects over 8% of the U.S. Population which equates to approximately 25.8 million (of which 7 million are undiagnosed).
  • It is a major cuase of stroke and heart disease and in the United States, is the 7th leading cause of death.
  • It is the leading cause of lower limb amputations (non-traumatic), kidney failure and new cases of blindness for adults in the United States.

The pancreas does not make enough insulin to keep blood glucose levels normal, often because the body does not respond well to the insulin that is produced.

About 25 million people in the U.S. suffer from diabetes. So how do you know if you are one of those people? Take the pre diabetes symptoms quiz.

There has been a missing piece in the puzzle of diabetes care, and the world continues to see metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes, diabetic complications and death rates exponentially rising. Thousands of people die from complications related to diabetes, and my mother was one of them.

If you are like most diabetics, or if you're at risk of developing diabetes, every day is a fight for your healthy lifestyle.

Going on a low glycemic diet, this means eating foods that do not spike your blood sugar and eating often can be a key factor in managing diabetes but also keeping away from it.

Following a low glycemic lifestyle can literally save your life and prevent you from becoming one of the statistics above.

Find out more about following a low glycemic diet plan or about reversing diabetes.


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