Type I diabetes, body does not make insulin.
Type II diabetes, when you eat, your body changes most of the food. A hormone called insulin allows this glucose to enter all the cells of your body. Insulin is produced by the pancreas.
Too much glucose in the blood can lead to serious health problems that damage the blood vessels. The risk factors for type II diabetes following are ;
AGE:– The risk for type 2 diabetes increases with age especially (45 years).
FAMILY HISTORY:- We can not change our family history, but it is still important for you and your doctor to know if diabetes runs in your family, if father, mother or sibling has diabetes risk factor is high.
WEIGHT:- The more overweight you are, the more resistant your body is to insulin.
PREGNANCY:- Gestational diabetes also called, it happens only during pregnancy. About half of women had gestational diabetes are diagnosed.
AAFP(American Academy of family physicians) recommends screening for gestational diabetes in pregnant women after the 24th week of pregnancy.
POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME(PCOS):- This condition imbalance of hormone levels in a women’s body causes cysts to form on the ovaries, if present this cause in women have increase risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
SMOKING AND ALCOHOL:– may increase your risk of type 2 diabetes. So that stop smoking as soon as possible. if you want to drink alcohol – you should only have
4 – ounces of wine 12 – ounces of beer 1.5 – ounces of hard liquor.
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