Type 2 diabetes is on the rise. It affects all ages, but it's on the rise among young children. Worryingly, most persons with pre-diabetes have not been diagnosed and are unaware of their elevated blood sugar.We'll cover Type 2 diabetes basics here. 

Useful Statistics

The American Diabetes Association has found that 35% of adults aged 20 and up have pre-diabetes, but most of them haven't been told. 90% to 95% of all people who have diabetes have Type 2 Diabetes.

Know Your Numbers

Blood sugar levels in our bodies are supposed to be in a certain range. People who don't have diabetes should have blood sugar levels between 70 and 100 or 110 mg/l in the morning when they haven't eaten anything.

Always check your Hemoglobin A1c (%), which gives you an idea of your blood sugar level over the past two months. People who are insulin resistant can get a better idea of their long-term health and risk of getting diabetes from this measurement.

HbA1c test

Below 5.7%, blood sugar is normal. 5.8–6.5% means you have prediabetes, and 6.5% or more means you have diabetes.

When: The body loses the ability to control blood sugar and insulin resistance sets in

A person is overweight, especially if they carry extra weight around their middle. The diet has a lot of sugar and carbs in general, There aren't enough of some important nutrients in the diet, and people don't do much.

What is Insulin Resistance

Insulin is a very important hormone for our bodies. It makes it possible for cells to get energy from the glucose in the blood. Insulin works like the key in the image below. It lets glucose (the blue molecules) into each cell. When the metabolism starts to break down, insulin resistance is the first sign. 

Insulin Resistance develops when

There is too much fat in the stomach. The diet has a lot of simple sugars and total carbs.Key nutrients (like chromium and magnesium) are missing from the diet, so people don't do much.

Why should I care if I have high blood sugar?

When blood sugar is too high, the whole body is at risk. High blood sugar hurts both small and large arteries, makes inflammation worse, and is linked to More likely to have stroke or heart attack vision loss, cataracts, glaucoma, and going blind Failed kidneys Nerve damage in the periphery Gangrene and amputated limbs More likely to get cancer.

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