Type II Diabetes or Adult onset diabetes and childhood diabetes has become a national epidemic. In the past type 1 diabetes where the pancreas does not produce insulin or enough insulin was was more prevalent in children but this is changing. Type 2 diabetes also known as Adult onset diabetes is becoming more prevalent in children as well as adults.
Reason? For the same reason that Adult Onset Diabetes is becoming a national health disaster. Overeat and don’t get any exercise and you will soon be among the statistics called Diabetic.
When you pack on the pounds, you don’t just become overweight, you pack the fat around and in the organs you need to live: liver, heart, kidneys, lungs, muscles and even your skin. All this lovely fat interferes with body function. It clogs your circulatory system, (blood veins and arteries and lymph paths) creating places for plaque to grow from the extra cholesterol you have manufactured from what you eat. After a time, all this fat turns into a killer. Heart Attack and Stroke are now at the top of the list for death for people with Diabetes. Along with fat comes the high circulating blood sugar which is also doing it’s unseen damage.
Symptoms of Adult Onset Diabetes or Type II Diabetes are often silent. Your body doesn’t show the symptoms in an overt way but it does give some signs.
Silent pointers to Type II Adult Onset Diabetes:
1. Thirsty most of the time, dry mouth. You drink a lot.
2. Frequent urination and urge and necessity to urinate after going to bed.
3. Scratches or sores that take a long time to heal.
4. Feel tired and fatigued or sleepy especially after eating.
5. Legs tingle or burn, sometimes keep you awake.
6. Fungus infections in nails (feet and hands).
7. Sudden unexplained weight loss or gain.
Any of this sound familiar? If so you need to find a caregiver and get checked out. Diabetes is dangerous to your health.
Can you do something about it? Yes, if you want to work at it. You can’t continue sitting on the couch and watching the world go by on TV.
YOU have to make a commitment to make changes in your life. This is the Most Important Part. If you don’t talk to yourself and make a real commitment, you will still be sitting in that recliner or on the couch a year from eating your junk food continuing to gain weight. I call it Eating yourself to Death because that is what it is.
You have acquired some important information from reading this very short article. Act on it. Today. If you would like to read about someone dealing with Adult Onset Diabetes (not always with success) go to Cararta’s Facts and do some lighthearted reading. GO TO
Life can be fun, but not if you can’t easily move around and do things you enjoy. Make a change today. You will be glad you did. Here is a video to get you started by explaining exactly what type 2 diabetes is all about.
Here is a helper to get you started on your new healthy future.