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Family & Relationships 6 things I wish you'd stop believing about type 2 diabetes

13:51  14 november  2017
13:51  14 november  2017 Source:   netdoctor.co.uk

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6 things I wish you ' d stop believing about type 2 diabetes . Too many patients seem to be in the dark about the condition. So on World Diabetes Day, here are things I wish my patients would stop believing

My Way with Type 2 Diabetes . 4 Things I Wish People Understood About Type 2 Diabetes . This condition has characteristics of both type 1 and type 2 . It’s really annoying when someone finds out you have diabetes and asks: “Is it the bad kind?”

6 things I wish you'd stop believing about type 2 diabetes © Peter Dazeley / Getty 6 things I wish you'd stop believing about type 2 diabetes In the last 20 years the number of cases of diabetes in the UK has doubled undoubtedly due to the surge in obesity causing the rise of type 2 diabetes. But there is still plenty of misinformation out there and too many patients still seem to be in the dark when it comes to the truth about the condition. So on World Diabetes Day, here are things I wish my patients would stop believing:

1. It's ok, type 2 diabetes is the 'mild' one

This is very far from the truth. Both types of diabetes are incredibly serious. Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes both cause the body to be unable to process sugar properly. They arise in different but both can shorten life expectancy and cause life-changing, distressing complications. Type 2 diabetes is a significant risk factor for other diseases such as heart disease and stroke, and therefore accounts for many deaths in the UK each year.

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  How Your Spouse's Weight Could Be Impacting Your Type 2 Diabetes Risk If you’re a man married to a woman who’s obese, it may “substantially increase” your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, but the link does not appear the other way around. That’s according to a new study, which is the first to investigate the sex-specific effect of obesity in married couples on diabetes risk.The authors conducted research into whether obesity or Type 2 diabetes in one partner could lead to Type 2 diabetes in the other, due to the many risk behaviours that lead to diabetes shared by couples, such as poor eating habits and little physical activity.

Type 2 diabetes is more prevalent than ever, and it’s important to check with your doctor if you are at risk. There are also a lot of myths floating around about type 2 diabetes that are just as important to know!

The diabetes often stops within days, before any significant weight is lost. How? Hope things continue to get better. Ethem • 1 year ago. I diagnosed type 2 diabetes 1 month ago. Do not believe in Doctors, if you are not desperate about Type 2 diabetes .

2. Diabetes is JUST about blood sugar

Yes, it's true that both types of diabetes involve sugar control and treating that to avoid dangerous changes in the blood. But diabetes is a disease that affects far more than just blood sugar. Type 2 diabetes causes severe damage to the eyes, the kidneys and the nerves leading to loss of sensation in the feet and even loss of limbs. Because of the effects on the small blood vessels within the body, Type 2 has a vast spectrum of effects from erectile dysfunction to dementia and it is still the leading cause of blindness in the UK.

3. Type 2 diabetes only happens to 'fat' people

This is not actually the case. When you look at figures for type 2 diabetes only around 85% of cases will be overweight which means there are a fair few people developing it who are in fact slim. Not all overweight people develop type 2 diabetes and there are other risk factors people should know. Family history, ethnicity and being over 45 are all risk factors and you are also at risk if you have a sedentary lifestyle or suffered with diabetes during pregnancy.

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In Type - 2 diabetes body stops responding to the insulin produced. There are combinations of things that can cause Type 2 diabetes that includes: • Genes: Many times it has been discovered by the doctors that if your parents are suffering from this disease, you are at a higher risk. •

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4. Type 2 diabetes is the late-onset one

We used to talk about diabetes in terms of "late-onset" as type 2 certainly seemed to be a disease that people developed in older age. Sadly this is no longer the case and as the childhood obesity crisis grows, so do the number of young type 2 diabetics.

5. Type 2 diabetes only happens to people who eat lots of sweets

Type 2 diabetes develops in people who are overweight or who have the other risk factors such as Asian origin or family history. It doesn't matter whether obesity is from sweet foods, savoury foods or a lack of exercise - any way it developed is still a risk factor for the condition.

6. Type 2 diabetes is the diet-controlled one

This is partially true but dangerous in terms of belittling the severity of the condition. It can be true that the earlier stages of type 2 diabetes can be well managed, and dare I say even reversed, by excellent diet control. A low GI diet can stabilize blood sugar changes and control the condition very well. However, strict diet control is not easy and takes a lot of willpower, education and motivation. Most type 2 diabetics will need medication: not injecting insulin but tablets to control blood sugar. This is no easy ride: the tablets come with side effects and complications of their own.

Men with This Blood Type Could Be More Likely to Have a Heart Attack

  Men with This Blood Type Could Be More Likely to Have a Heart Attack New research suggests that one cause of heart attacks in men might be something you can’t even control: your blood type. In a recent study, researchers compared data on more than 1,300,000 people from nine previous studies. Overall, those with type A, type B, or type AB blood were 9 percent more likely to have a cardiovascular event (like a heart attack) than those with type O blood.Although it’s not exactly clear why blood type might increase your heart attack risk, researchers have a few hunches.

Type 1 diabetes is about as easy to control as a 4-year-old in a candy store. You won't hear me rendering a verdict on a fellow diabetic , whether that person has type 2 diabetes , the most prevalent form, or type 1 diabetes like me .

Here are six things everyone should know about type 2 diabetes . If you ’re overweight and under 45, you may still want to consider being tested, since being overweight is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes .

Related: Less Sleep Linked to Type 2 Diabetes in Children (provided by Wochit News)

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Joining social clubs could lower Type 2 diabetes risk, study suggests .
Men living alone was also associated with 94% higher odds of Type 2 diabetes. Dr Miranda Schram, of Maastricht University, said: “High-risk groups for Type 2 diabetes should broaden their network and should be encouraged to make new friends, as well as become members of a club, such as a volunteer organisation, sports club or discussion group.“As men living alone seem to be at a higher risk for the development of Type 2 diabetes, they should become recognised as a high-risk group in health care.

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