July 14, 2012

Type 2 Diabetes PreventionDiabetes mellitus (type 1 and type 2 diabetes) is a serious chronic disease linked to inability of our body to produce and utilize insulin, the hormone responsible for converting sugar (glucose) into energy. Thus, people with diabetes always have increased sugar levels in the blood. There are type 1 diabetes known also as juvenile diabetes as it usually occurs in children and young people, and type 2 diabetes which is more common compared to the first type and usually occurs in adult people. The main diabetes risk factors include being overweight, having a family history of this disease, suffering from elevated blood pressure or increased LDL bad cholesterol levels in the blood, as well as smoking, being inactive and leading unhealthy lifestyle. Read more about what is diabetes, its symptoms and causes. Read the rest of this entry »