What is Type 2 Diabetes?
According to recent data, the number of patients has increased by 60% in the last 10 years alone. Type 2 diabetes is affected by approximately 91% of all diabetes patients.
But don't let these figures and the disease itself frighten you - with the right information, the right attitude and the right lifestyle, you can live a full and healthy life.
Let's consider what diabetes of type 2 is:
METABOLIC DISORDER, WHICH LEADS TO HYPERGLYCEMIA (HIGH BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVELS)
The disease occurs when the pancreas cells that produce insulin are unable to produce enough or when insulin produced is not perceived by the body - a condition also known as insulin resistance. Unfortunately, it is a lifelong disease.
Diabetes type 1 and 2 differ from each other in several ways. In contrast to type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes is usually found in people over 40 years of age. However, unhealthy diet and lifestyle may determine the development of diabetes at any age. It used to be called adulthood diabetes because it was more common among older people, but with the increase in obesity and the number of young people living a sedentary lifestyle, the risk for young adults, adolescents and children increased. PREVENTION OF TYPE 2 DIABETES
The most important thing is to keep a positive mood and be ready for changes. Try to wean yourself from possible bad habits and think about what pleases you - it will help to move to a healthier lifestyle. You can start walking more or try new, healthier recipes - anything you want to do is enthusiastic.
If you are in an age group with a higher risk of diabetes or if you have an unfavourable family history, it is not a reason to worry too much. Just read this article and try to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS OF TYPE 2 DIABETES?
Another important factor that differentiates Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes is that Type 1 diabetes occurs within a few weeks, while Type 2 diabetes develops slowly over a longer period of time. As a result, the gradual onset of symptoms is often overlooked.
For more information, see the page "Type 2 diabetes symptoms
". SIDE EFFECTS OF TYPE 2 DIABETES
People affected by the disease may experience short- and long-term complications affecting different organs - heart, blood vessels, nerves and eyes - which may lead to even more serious complications over time. Effective control of blood sugar levels with syringes, insulin pumps and urine with the easy-to-use AssayMe APP
will help significantly prevent the effects of diabetes.
We want to list the most common complications of type 2 diabetes:
* Damage to the heart and blood vessels
* Diabetes dramatically increases the risk of a variety of cardiovascular problems, including coronary heart disease and hypertension, which can eventually lead to heart attack.
* Eye and foot damage
* Diabetes can have a significant effect on the blood vessels of the eyes, which can lead to cataracts and glaucoma, and in severe cases - even blindness. Stops also often suffer from nerve damage and poor blood flow. Because diabetics have slower wound healing processes, any small damage to the foot can quickly turn into a severe lesion.
* Nerve damage
* High blood sugar (glucose) levels over a long period of time can damage the capillaries responsible for nerve endings in the extremities, such as in the legs. This may result in tingling or numbness, which eventually leads to loss of sensitivity in the affected areas.