Diabetes is a global problem and it grows bigger and bigger every year. Moreover, that happens despite the fact that this disease has maximum attention all over the world.
Unfortunately, the number of people with diabetes is rapidly increasing. Therefore, since 1980, the total number of patients has increased by 5 times worldwide. According to the researches of 2019, this disease affects 422 million people and that is almost 10 percent of all the inhabitants of the Earth.
Today, each of us has a relative or a friend who suffers from diabetes. The main reason for the increasing number of cases is the change of lifestyle (physical inactivity, irrational nutrition, cigarettes and alcohol) that started the middle of the last century and up today. If the current progress continues, it is expected that by 2030 the number of cases will increase up to 20% of the world’s population.
Diabetes is insidious and very dangerous with its complications. In the absence of timely diagnosis, proper treatment and changes in lifestyle, this disease makes a significant contribution to the statistics of mortality of the population of our planet. Complications of diabetes are the seventh in the top list of the most common death causes.
Diabetes Risk Factors
- Age over 45+ years old
- Obesity (in the case of Grade I obesity, the risk of developing diabetes increases 2 times, in Grade II this parameter is 5 times, in Grade III it riches more than 10 times)
- High cholesterol level
- Arterial hypertension
- Genetic predisposition (if the parents or the close relatives had diabetes, the risk of disease developing increases by 2-6 times).
It is quite possible to prevent the development of Type II diabetes. The cause of this disease is not genetics, but the bad habits that lead you to the development of insulin resistance. Changing your lifestyle to healthy one provides 100% protection from this disease.
- Healthy nutrition (low-carb diet)
- Monthly blood glucose monitoring
- Fitness trainings (at least 30 minutes, at least 5 days a week)
- Refusal of smoking
By following these four simple steps, you can be sure that you will have no health problems in the future. Changing the lifestyle, keeping the healthy habits prevents the development of type II diabetes.
A strict daily routine is particularly important for your well-being. It is recommended to go to bed early and to eat only at certain hours. Casual strolls and frequent outdoor activities are also very useful.