Awareness, Prevention & SupportDiabetes Support
* Defeating diabetes
FACTS (sources CDC)
Eighty-six million Americans now have prediabetes—that’s 1 out of 3 adults! Of those 86 million, 9 out of 10 of them don’t even know they have it. Without intervention, 15% to 30% of people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years.
With numbers like that, it’s important to learn about prediabetes and take action.
Having prediabetes?means your blood glucose (sugar) levels are higher than normal?but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Prediabetes can lead to heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes, the most common form of diabetes. Prediabetes can often be reversed.
With?type 2 diabetes, your body cannot properly use insulin (a hormone that helps glucose get into the cells of the body). You can get type 2 diabetes at any age, but you are at higher risk if you are older, overweight, have a family history of diabetes, are not physically active, or are a woman who had gestational diabetes.
Many people with prediabetes who do not change their lifestyle—by losing weight (if needed) and being more physically active—will develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years. Type 2 diabetes can lead to serious health issues such as:
In addition, some of the risk factors for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes—like being overweight and not being physically active—can make you feel sluggish and affect your mood. Positive lifestyle changes not only lower your risk of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, they can improve your overall well-being and the well-being of your family.
The herb industry is unsurpassed in its variety of single and combination herbs that treat diabetes. Herbal formulations help alleviate the symptoms of diabetes and the many complications that stem from this disease. Consider the following lineup of powerful nutritional supplements.
The consequences of uncontrolled diabetes can affect all organ systems, from the skin to the heart to the sexual organs.
Diabetes can cause chronic kidney disease and kidney failure. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) reports diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure among Americans.
According to NIDDK, people with diabetes have twice the risk of developing heart disease compared to people without diabetes.
Persistently high blood glucose levels increase the risk peripheral arterial disease, or PAD. PAD most commonly causes symptoms in the legs. Partially blocked arteries cannot supply the leg muscles with the oxygen they require during physical activity, which causes pain. In severe cases, walking is limited because of pain.
NIDDK states 60 to 70 percent of people with diabetes develop some form of diabetic neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy affects the nerves in the extremities, especially the hands and feet. Symptoms include abnormal sensations such as tingling, burning, numbness or complete loss of feeling. Autonomic neuropathies affect the organs and cause abnormalities such as slowed stomach emptying and constipation, incomplete bladder emptying and decreased sexual response.
People with diabetes are at substantially increased risk for serious eye problems that may threaten their vision, including retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts. Retinopathy is the most common of the vision-threatening eye diseases that develop in diabetics. Uncontrolled diabetic retinopathy may cause partial loss of vision or blindness. People with diabetes are also at greatly increased risk for cataracts and glaucoma compared to non-diabetics.
Understanding both types of Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, and was previously known as juvenile diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes : symptoms
*Often people with type 2 diabetes have no symptoms
Since weight is one of the major cause of diabetes, let's deal with it now!
Other Nutritional Helps
When considering the amount of these nutrients that you should consume daily, check with a healthcare professional (such as a registered dietitian). Large doses of some nutrients can clash with medications or other supplements you may be taking for this condition. Investigate to be sure.
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