Type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented, and both types 1 and 2 diabetes can be managed to prevent complications.
India is the diabetic capital of the world.
People with diabetes are nearly two times more likely than people without diabetes to die from heart disease, and are also at greater risk for kidney, eye and nerve diseases, among other painful and costly complications. Type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented, and both types 1 and 2 diabetes can be managed to prevent complications.
The National Diabetes Month, include World Diabetes Day on Nov. 14.
In type 1 diabetes, the body does not make insulin. In type 2 diabetes the body does not make or use insulin well. Gestational diabetes, occurs in some women during pregnancy. Though it usually goes away after the birth, these women and their children have a greater chance of getting type 2 diabetes later in life.
Type 2 diabetes has begun to affect young people.
Losing a modest 15 pounds of weight through diet and exercise can actually cut your risk of getting type 2 diabetes by as much as 58 percent in people at high risk.
In type 1 diabetes, tight control of blood sugar can prevent diabetes complications.
· Choose healthy foods to share.
· Take a brisk walk together every day.
· Talk with your family about your health and your family’s risk of diabetes and heart disease.
· If you smoke, seek help to quit.
· Make changes to reduce your risk for diabetes and its complications — for yourself, your families and for future generations.