According to the CDC, multiple medical literature, pre-diabetes can lead to heart disease, stroke, type two diabetes. Blindness, kidney failure, gangrene of your toes, feet and legs. Pre-diabetes is reversible.
When you are diagnosed with diabetes, your body is not able to use insulin which is a hormone that helps get into the cells of your body. Type-1 diabetes is when your body cannot make insulin and you have to take insulin daily.
There are several risk factors for diabetes such as genetics, having a parent or sibling that had type two diabetes. Some ethnic groups are at higher risk for diabetes such as American Indians, Hispanics, Asian Americans. Another risk factor is age, obesity, not physically active or women who have had gestational diabetes.
Diabetes has serious consequences. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Currently one in 10 adults in the United States have diabetes.
Studies have shown that there is a link between depression and diabetes. Most people with depression also have insomnia. Around 10 to 15% of those who have type one or type two diabetes experience depression. Depression can make it challenging to manage your blood sugars because of inactivity, poor support system and overall poor health.
It is important to do a lifestyle change to lower your risks for diabetes and protect your physical and mental health well-being.
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