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Diabetes

 

Type 2 Diabetes is an illness that is highly associated with obesity and poor diet.

This metabolic disorder is caused when either the body does not produce enough insulin,

or the cells in the body become resistant to the effects of insulin (or a combination of both).

 

Insulin is the hormone that controls blood glucose levels and acts to cause cells to take up glucose out of the blood.

An optimal level of glucose is needed in the blood at all times to supply energy to the brain and other tissues,

but if blood glucose is too high, it can cause damage to the body over time

(Diabetes New Zealand, 2014).

 

*While Diabetes type 2 cannot be cured, it can be prevented through a healthy lifestyle of good nutrition and regular exercise.

 

Symptoms of Diabetes type 2 include:

Lacking energy

Excessive thirst

Going to the toilet often

Frequent infections

Poor eyesight or blurred vision

Often feeling hungry

 

 

*If you have any of the above symptoms, discuss these with your doctor

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