How to live longer: The habit which increases your risk of type 2 diabetes by 20% - avoid

How to live longer: The habit which increases your risk of type 2 diabetes by 20% - avoid

Health, Diabetes 2

1/28/2022 2:42:00 PM

How to live longer: The habit which increases your risk of type 2 diabetes by 20% - avoid

TYPE 2 diabetes is a common condition that causes the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood to become too high, though in many cases it can be prevented by a healthy lifestyle.

The Nutrition Source says: “Excess weight is the single most important cause of type 2 diabetes.“Being overweight increases the chances of developing type 2 diabetes seven-fold. Being obese makes you 20 to 40 times more likely to develop diabetes than someone with a healthy weight.”

Indeed, it says that losing weight can help if your weight is above the healthy-weight range.“Losing 7-10 percent of your current weight can cut your chances of developing type 2 diabetes in half,” it notes.Although diet can help, the NHS says most people need medicine to control their type 2 diabetes.

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Diabetes: The food item that significantly lowers blood sugar The Nutrition Source says: “Excess weight is the single most important cause of type 2 diabetes. “Being overweight increases the chances of developing type 2 diabetes seven-fold. Being obese makes you 20 to 40 times more likely to develop diabetes than someone with a healthy weight.” Indeed, it says that losing weight can help if your weight is above the healthy-weight range. “Losing 7-10 percent of your current weight can cut your chances of developing type 2 diabetes in half,” it notes. Although diet can help, the NHS says most people need medicine to control their type 2 diabetes. (Image: GETTY) Although diet can help, the NHS says most people need medicine to control their type 2 diabetes. It says: “Medicine helps keep your blood sugar level as normal as possible to prevent health problems. You may have to take it for the rest of your life. Diabetes usually gets worse over time, so your medicine or dose may need to change.” The National Institutes of Health (NIH) says: “You can develop type 2 diabetes at any age, even during childhood. However, type 2 diabetes occurs most often in middle-aged and older people. “You are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes if you are age 45 or older, have a family history of diabetes, or are overweight or obese.” Related articles