Diabetes in the UK
The United Kingdom, according to the National Health Service, there are about 3.8 million people with diabetes.
Diabetes UK, a charity, believes that till 2035, this ration will reach up to 6.2 million by 2035, and the National Health Service will be given their best by spending as much as 17% of its health care budget on diabetes by then.
In Southeast Asia
- Diabetes also generating roots in Southeast Asia, the reason is they eat fast foods, such as hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries and pizza.
- Chinese adults who live in Singapore are dying of heart disease and developing type 2 diabetes than ever before.
- Researchers from the University Of Minnesota School Of Public Health and the National University of Singapore reported in the journal Circulation.
Some facts and myths
- There are many presumed “facts” regarding diabetes are thrown which you found in the paper press, magazines and on the internet.
- Some of them are, in fact, myths. Below are some diabetes myths:
People with diabetes should not exercise
- People say, you should not do exercise while you suffering from diabetes, but from my point of views, it’s NOT TRUE!!
- Exercise is important whether the person is healthy or having any disease, important for a diabetic person.
- Exercise manage body weight, improves cardiovascular health, mood and helps in blood sugar control, and relieves stress.
- Patients should discuss exercise with a doctor first.
Fat people always develop type 2 diabetes eventually
- I do not think so, sometimes it can be but not every time.
- People who are not overweight’s but suffering from type 2 diabetes. The majority of overweight people do not develop type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes is a nuisance, but not serious
- The lifespan of diabetic people is less than normal people approximately 5 to 10 years.
- The two-thirds of diabetes patients die prematurely from stroke or heart disease.
Children can outgrow diabetes
- Not so true. the children who are suffering from diabetics, they have type 1 diabetes, the cell, called beta cells, which is present in the pancreas, produce insulin, get destroyed and cannot be recoverable. So, in this case,
- Children who have type 1 diabetes will need to take insulin for the rest of their lives unless a cure is found one day.
Don’t eat too much sugar
- It’s not true that a person with diabetes type 1 developed the disease because their immune system destroyed the insulin-producing beta cells.
- people take high diet which is rich in calories, which can make people overweight/obese, raises the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, especially if there is a history of this disease in the family.
- I know when my blood sugar levels are high or low –
- very high or low blood sugar levels may cause some symptoms, such as weakness, fatigue, and extreme thirst.
- However, levels need to be fluctuating a lot for symptoms to be felt. The only way to be sure about your blood sugar levels is to test them regularly.
Diabetes diets are different from other people
- People which is suffering from diabetes have to follow the proper diet which is recommended by the Good doctors and specialized nutritionists.
- Good nutritious diet not only for diabetic people but this healthy diet for everybody.
- include plenty of vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and but remember that should be low in salt and sugar, and saturated or trans-fat.
High blood sugar levels are fine for some, while for others they are a sign of diabetes –
- Not true. To being fit high blood-sugar levels should be normal for everyone.
- high blood pressure can cause many problems such as illnesses, mental stress and steroids can cause temporary hikes in blood sugar levels in people without diabetes.
- Anybody found the problems of high blood sugar should be checked for by a health care professional.
Avoid bread, potatoes or pasta
- From my point of view, it is not true that if anybody suffering from diabetic’s disease they should not eat bread, pasta, and potatoes.
- I recommend for a healthy person that they should not include such a diet in their meal. They should always prefer for a nutritious diet.
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One person can transmit diabetes to another person
NOT TRUE. Just like a broken leg is not infectious or contagious. A parent may pass on, through their genes to their offspring, a higher susceptibility to developing the disease.
Only older people develop type 2 diabetes
- Not true …. In this era, everything is changing day by day.
- Now day’s diabetes also attacking growing number of children and teenagers.
- This is due to the explosion in childhood obesity rates, poor diet, and physical inactivity.
Diabetes you cannot eat chocolates or sweets
yes, I think, but yes, people with diabetes can eat chocolates and sweets if they combine them with exercise or eat them as part of a healthy meal.
Diabetes patients are more susceptible to colds and illnesses in general –
- A person with diabetes with good diabetes control is no more likely to become ill with a cold or something else than other people.
- When a diabetic catches a cold, their diabetes becomes harder to control, so they have a higher risk of complications.
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