Diabetes Advice

There are 2.5 million people in the UK who have Diabetes with one person being diagnosed every few minutes with Diabetes (Diabetes Mellitus being the most common).  There are two types as shown below: –

  1. Type-1 The body can not produce Insulin, this is the less common of the 2 types.
  1. Type-2 The body can still make Insulin but sometimes not enough and is linked to being overweight.

Diabetes Symptoms

  • Increased thirst
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Weight loss
  • Blurred vision
  • Slow healing wounds
  • Passing large amounts of urine

Treatment for Diabetes

  • For type 1 Diabetes insulin injections 2-4 times a day it is essential that the medication is taken every day.
  • For type 2 A change in life style by eating healthier and exercise.  You can aslo take medication such as tablets or insulin injections.

Reduce the risk of having Diabetes by

  1. Check your family history for Diabetes as type 1 is genetic.  You can have a blood test with your G.P to check the glucose in your blood as this is a simple test to do.
  2. Lose 2 inches from your waistline this can reduce your risk of developing Diabetes by half.
  3. Take regular walks or exercise.
  4. Eat more healthy (E.G. More fruit, vegetables and fibre)

 

Please visit Diabetes Uk for more information as shown below

http://www.diabetes-uk.com/

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