What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a condition where the body cannot produce insulin, or does not produce enough insulin, or where your insulin does not work properly .Insulin helps your body use the glucose (sugar) in your blood to give you energy; because if you do not have the right amount of insulin in your body, or if the insulin in your body is not  being utilized and working properly, your blood glucose (sugar) will remain high which can  lead to other complications and can make you quite ill.

There are 7 Billion people in the World with Diabetes. 

Diabetes is the fastest growing Health condition of the 21 st century, and without proper treatment is will be one of the most devastating disease. Diabetes affects 400 people every day. 17 people every hour, and also affects 3 people every 10 minutes. Every 8 seconds somewhere in the World dies as a consequence of Diabetes. Therefore,one can see how serious this problem is.

In the United Kingdom (UK) around 4 million people are living with Diabetes. Another 11.9 million people are at an increased risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes, and that number is rising every year. It is also estimated that 5 million people will have Diabetes by 2025. Although Diabetes is a serious medical condition, with treatment it will not stop you living a full and happy life. What you focus on equals your reality

Remember what you do everyday affects your blood sugar, more than your doctor can do for you during your regular check - ups.

The Diabetic Diet

Diabetes is a very serious condition where cure is not yet available. The complications that diabetes can bring can be very serious and can really be life threatening. However, you may want to remember that the complications that diabetes can bring can be avoided if the disease is managed properly. 

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The Psychological Aspect of Diabetes

When people are diagnosed with diabetes, most of them are overwhelmed by the fact that they have this very serious disease. Some of them get frustrated or depressed, while others avoid a final diagnosis because they are in denial and don’t want to know that they are already diabetic.

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How to effectively avoid diabetes

Before panic gets in the way, people who are prone to diabetes should familiarise themselves with the disease. This is to avoid negative thoughts entering their heads and so they can think clearly what to do. Having extensive knowledge about the condition cannot only help people to think clearly but can also provide them with whatever options at hand. 

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