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Muhammad Ali fights and wins to become first UK boxer with type 1 diabetes

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A boxer from Rochdale has proved that having type 1 diabetes is not a barrier after becoming the first professional in the UK to get a license to box with the condition.

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?

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.

With the right support and good diabetes management, the potential negative effects of type 2 diabetes can be minimised.

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

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