Risk factors for diabetes

Several potential risk factors, as well as the factors causing this disease, have been identified in diabetes.

It is not yet known exactly what causes type 1 diabetes, but it is assumed that the risk is slightly elevated in people with relatives affected by this disease. Environmental factors and exposure to certain viral infections are also associated with a risk of type 1 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes includes several risk factors, including:

Hereditary Factor: History of Diabetes in the Family. Individuals with family members with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk of developing the same disease.

Unhealthy diet: If we eat too many refined carbohydrates (white bread, pasta, pastries, cakes or juices) and saturated fat, too little fruit and vegetables increase weight and thus increase the risk of developing diabetes.

Sedentarism and Weight: Studies have shown that 30 minutes of moderate movement is sufficient for one day for 5 days a week to stay healthy and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.

65% to 80% of new cases of type 2 diabetes are associated with overweight or obese individuals. The risk is related to the age at which overweight and obesity accumulation begins, as well as the accumulation of weight in adulthood.

A reduction in birth weight is a possible risk indicator in the development of type 2 diabetes.

Age: Older, the higher the risk of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes, however, increases in all age groups and often occurs in children and adolescents.

Changing glucose tolerance (prediabetes): The body does not respond adequately to insulin secretion and blood glucose levels can not be kept within normal limits.

Gestational diabetes: There is an increased risk of type 2 diabetes in women who have been pregnant with diabetes. Gestational diabetes is also associated with an increased risk of obesity and abnormal glucose metabolism in children resulting from these pregnancies.

And socio-economic factors contribute to the development of diabetes and the occurrence of its complications due to the living conditions that support unhealthy dietary choices.

"Diabetes specialists are those who are not only treating, but also helping to advocate lifestyle that protects the disease from control." A person with type 2 diabetes who has been diagnosed will enter into a strict follow-up program set by a diabetologist. a diabetes pediatrician with information on diet, the importance of physical effort, blood glucose monitoring, information and education on the use of glycemic monitoring devices and injection devices for therapy is essential. Biological Equilibrium, Cardiology, Neurological, Eye Control, Thorough Examination of the Foot, says Dr. Gabriela Ileana Creteanu, Head of Suceava County Anti-diabetic Center at the Regional Hospital for Emergency Situation of St. John New in Suceava in fact.

For those who are interested, organize on Monday, November 12, 2018, from 11 am to 2 pm, at the Regional Hospital of Suceava County Antidiabetic Center, at the Regional Emergency Hospital, Jana Nový in Suceava together with the Federation of Diabetic Associations in Romania, free blood glucose testing together with risk assessment and specialized recommendations on healthy nutrition or proper treatment of diabetes with the family.

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