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Millennials on course to become most overweight generation

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As our Low Carb Program has exhibited, eating real foods and avoiding processed food can help not just prevent and reduce obesity but also reduce the risk of long-term health complications.

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.

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.

For more information on diabetes drug treatments, see our Medication section Maintaining good control of blood glucose levels, as well as blood pressure and cholesterol levels, is vital in reducing the risk of diabetic complications.

Type 2 diabetes and complications Like type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes carries the risk of diabetes complications over time.

The NHS and type 2 diabetes Type 2 diabetes is already one of the most common long term health conditions and the prevalence of type 2 diabetes in the UK is growing year on year.

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