Type 2 Diabetes – What you don’t know & should know…

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Type 2 diabetes, what you should know and don’t know.

Sadly type 2 diabetes is a worldwide epidemic, it is estimated that there are over 246 million people with diabetes, 18 million of which are located in the United States of America. Within the next 20 to 25 years the prediction is that this number will reach a staggering 380 million people living with diabetes, this is based on the fact that current trends continue. Apparently it is estimated that 1 in 4 people in the US have type 2 diabetes, any many people don’t even realise that they have the disease.

Type 2 diabetes can be managed effectively with diet and exercise.

The symtoms of type 2 diabetes are not easily detected and this is why the disease can go undetected for such a long period of time without being diagnosed and therefore treatment cannot commence until the person is tested. Many people find out they have type 2 diabetes when they are actually being treated for another illness. My mum thought she had a virus or the flu, but sadly it turned out she had type 2 diabetes. The symptoms can include increased thirst, blurry vision, tiredness/fatigue, change in mood, and increased urination.

The complications that are associated with type 2 diabetes can be life threatening.

The complications of this disease are deadly, and people need to realise just how serious diabetes really is. If you do not manage your diabetes correctly it can lead to many complications that include kidney failure, stroke, nerve damage, blindness and amputations just to name a few.

Type 2 diabetes can be cured through diet and exercise, not medications that are harmful, even deadly in some cases. Please do not stop your medications altogether, because that would be very harmful and could cause untold complications. You need to be aware that your body gets used to the same drugs in your system and then fails to do it’s job properly, and then your doctor needs to add more medication to your original prescription. The healthcare system makes lots of money from diabetes and it’s sad that they don’t seem to be able to cure it – or can they?

You should aim to manage your type 2 diabetes by incorporating a healthy well balanced diet, regular exercise and natural herbal remedies so that your ultimate goal is to get off the medications and reverse your diabetes altogether.

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