Know your risk factors of Diabetes

In one of the previous write-up, we talked about several symptoms and warning signs of developing diabetes. It is possible to have diabetes with only very mild symptoms or without developing any symptoms at all. Having some of the signs of diabetes doesn’t mean you definitely have the condition. Such cases can leave some people with diabetes unaware of the condition and undiagnosed. 

Read full text on the signs and the symptoms of diabetes here. They may include;

  1. Frequent Urination
  2. Frequent Thirst
  3. Excess Hunger
  4. Unexplained weight loss
  5. Blurred Vision
  6. Increased fatigue
  7. Slow healing of wounds
  8. Numbness
  9. Irritability

If you’re experiencing symptoms of diabetes mentioned above, you should make an appointment with your doctor. Your doctor to make the diagnosis and further lab tests to be done.

Who to be screened?

American Diabetes association recommends that the following person to be screened for diabetes;

  • Additional risk-factors like high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol levels, high triglycerides, a sedentary lifestyle, history of heart diseases, etc.
  • The history of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or gestational diabetes history in women.
  • If you are aging more than 45 years. They must do diabetes screening tests every three years thereafter.
  • If you have a family history of diabetes. You must be screened regularly.
  • A pre-diabetic: Anyone who has been diagnosed with abnormal blood sugar levels or signs of diabetes. You must be screened regularly.
  • If you are doing the exercise once in blue moon i.e. physical inactiveness.
  • If you belong to the regions like African-American, Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander, Asian-American, among others. These regions are high-risk ethnicity groups. Type 1 diabetes is more common in these.

The age, family history, history of gestational diabetes and race or ethnicity are the non-modifiable risk factors to diabetes. You can not change or avoid these factors. Moreover, factors like a sedentary lifestyle, Body weight, Cholesterol levels, and blood pressure are controllable and can be a preventive one. These are called modifiable factors.

How to control some risk factors for Diabetes

Symptoms of type 1 diabetes often appear suddenly and are often the reason for checking blood sugar levels. For type 2 diabetes and Gestational diabetes, the risk factors may increase with age. Hence, the testing can help you identify the chances of developing diabetes.

Blood testing allows a doctor to determine the levels of blood sugar in the body. Along with medication, the doctor recommends possible lifestyle changes as a preventive measure.

For your reference

BMI is used as weight standard according to your height. It can be calculated as  weight (kg)/height (m2). The relative risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus increases as BMI increases above 23, study says. And it has been said that, obesity in childhood or young age may be the risk factor of early onset of Type 2 diabetes. Obesity is associated with Diabetes. Both are on the rise worldwide. Weight loss has been shown to improve glycemic control and cardiovascular risk factors in obese individuals with type 2 diabetes.

Grab E-Books

Intermittent Fasting Formula

Diet protocol for extreme weight loss

The Anti-Anxiety formula

Banish your worry and live a panic-free life

You'll Also Like

Effect of weight loss on Diabetes progression

The American Diabetes Association revealed the findings of the comprehensive Diabetes Prevention Program in one of the studies they conducted at over...

Common tests for diabetes

Diabetes mellitus (DM), commonly referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolic disorders in which there are high blood sugar levels...

Reasons Why Smartphones Could Harm Your Ability

Today everybody has Smartphones. What’s more, why need not have? The cell phone has radically enhanced the way we convey, share and live. Yet...

Diet and health: Consequences of poor nutrition

Eat your food like medicine, Else you have to eat your medicine as food You may find this statement inimical but, it is true. When we...

Excess fat is dangerous to health

Fat, this word could be the life-changing element in the human body. There are many instances of fatness ado or illness you have seen...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Get in Touch

Trending Now

10 Worst Foods That Cause Bloating and What to Eat Instead

Frequently many of us experience bloating. It may be due to excess gas production or disturbances in the movement of the muscles...

How to do Steam Inhalation for Cold, Cough, and Sinus issues

Steam inhalation, also known as steam therapy, a home remedy since ancient times to soothe and open the nasal passages and get...

8 most effective remedies for Toenail Fungus

Do you have a toenail that is hard, discolored, disfigured, and falls off after some time? This kind of toenail is because...

Stroke or Cardiac arrest in the bathroom is frequent.

One of the studies has shown that there is a rapid increase in bathing death accidents. The results identified cardiovascular diseases as the leading...