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How to Reduce your Chances of Getting Diabetes

How to Reduce your Chances of Getting Diabetes

Diabetes is becoming more and more prevalent in society today. Both type 1 and the less serious type 2 diabetes, which are caused by a persons lack of ability to produce or digest insulin, limit the enjoyment people can have from their life if not taken care of properly. These include problems with vision, kidney disorders, nerve related damage as well as circulation and cardiac problems. These problems can get worse when they are not treated correctly, however that is not to say you cannot live a happy and fulfilling life with diabetes, as long as you are willing to make some necessary sacrifices.

Reducing your risk of getting diabetes is not too straight forward a question, mainly because the actual reasons why you can get diabetes are not too clear. One thing is for sure; there are certainly a lot of myths associated with how one can contract diabetes, and it is important to know there is no proof to suggest that these are true.

Eating Too Much Sugar : Eating too much sugar will not cause a person to get diabetes, despite what many people would have you believe. However, that is not to say that there is no truth in the matter at all. The fact is that although there are no clear facts as to how one may get diabetes, there are so many sufferers that medical professionals and researchers have managed to make some interesting discoveries when profiling those that have the condition. One of these common occurrences is that diabetes patients tend to be suffering from obesity too. Although not all, a larger percentage of diabetes patients suffer from obesity than others, so therefore through eating more sugar you are more likely to obese, and thus you may be increasing your chances of getting diabetes indirectly.

Stress : It is often said that someone suffering from stress may be increasing their chances of getting diabetes as a result. This is something which is merely hearsay, however like all hearsay, it stems from something. This is that someone suffering from stress is increasing their chances of worsening diabetes if they already have it, and even from moving to a type 1 condition temporarily when they have a type 2.

Contagious : Diabetes is not contagious, even though sharing as a needle with a diabetes sufferer, sharing saliva or touching. There is no truth in this at all, however someone who is part of the same family as a diabetes sufferer may be increasing their chances of having the disease through having the same genes as the sufferer. Again, there is no proof of this either but there is evidence to suggest that it is a possibility.

How Risks can be reduced These are merely based on profiling and similarities among sufferers rather than proven facts…

  1. Eat healthy and keep your weight under control.
  2. Do not give a child cow milk too early in life.
  3. Avoid food poisoning

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*Disclaimer: The results may vary from person to person, depending on age, sex, body weight and a lot of other factors.*