The relationship between diabetes and inflammation has been one that has kept doctors and researchers guessing for years. Some believe that inflammation is a large factor in the development of Type 2 Diabetes. What is certain to doctors, however, is that inflammation affects Type 2 Diabetes, which can lead to more complications in the future. You may be familiar with inflamed cuts or sprains, but with diabetes, the inflammation is deep inside the body. What is Inflammation?
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, making this festive time a perfect time to think about your risk for Type 2 Diabetes. As you likely know, this type of Diabetes is preventable, and if you take steps now, you can protect yourself from debilitating damage later in life. Before developing the disease, most people will develop what is called Prediabetes. According to the CDC, 84 million people are living with this precursor to Type 2 Diabetes, and most of them do no
When you have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, you may be in a sort of denial. Because you aren’t experiencing many of the complications, you may not even consider yourself sick. But the reality is that you are, and that understanding is the first step you have to take. If you do not fully understand the diagnosis, then you can not take steps to manage the disease and possibly reverse it. Step One: Understand the Disease Type 2 Diabetes, while mostly preventable, results
Whether you have been diagnosed as having Pre-diabetes or are at risk for Type 2 Diabetes, the good news is that it can be avoided. For most people, Type 2 Diabetes is preventable. There are some with a genetic risk, but even for them, there are steps that can be taken to prevent it. There are three main risk factors for developing diabetes outside of genetics. Are you overweight, inactive and over eating? Even if you are just one of these, your risk for developing the diseas