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Diabetes Awareness Month: I cut out starchy carbs and halved my HbA1c

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Tweet Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder that results in hyperglycemia (high blood glucose levels) due to the body: Being ineffective at using the insulin it has produced; also known as insulin resistance and/or Being unable to produce enough insulin Type 2 diabetes is characterised by the body being unable to metabolise glucose (a simple sugar).

How serious is type 2 diabetes?

What causes type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes risk factors A number of factors can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Low carb Adopting a lower-carb diet can help with weight loss and lowering of blood glucose levels.

Speak to others following a low-carb diet in the Low Carb forum Join the free Low Carb Program for people with type 2 diabetes Low calorie Meanwhile, a 2011 Newcastle University study, known as the Newcastle diet, examined the benefits of a low-calorie diet.

Blood glucose testing People with type 2 diabetes can benefit greatly from testing their blood sugar levels as this provides immediate feedback on how food, lifestyle and illness affects blood glucose levels.

Other drug treatments are also available, including: Some people with type 2 diabetes, usually those who have had type 2 diabetes for a number of years, may also be moved onto insulin injections.

The most common complications of type 2 diabetes include: Nerve damage (neuropathy), which raises the risk of amputation In fact, by the time they are diagnosed, 50% of people with type 2 diabetes show early signs of these health conditions.

In the UK, more than 2.7 million people are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes whilst a further 750,000 people are believed to have the symptoms but are yet to be diagnosed with the disease.


Author: @DailyCupofYoga

Source: diabetes.co.uk

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