Your doctor just told you that you have diabetes. If you’re like most, it’s difficult to know how to react. On one hand, almost everyone has heard about diabetes and most of what we’ve heard is bad. Just the word diabetes can produce images of needles, blood and pain. On the other hand, it can be a relief to finally find out why you’ve been feeling so badly and to hear that there’s actually something you can do about it. Check all Complications
There are already over 25 million Type 2 diabetes patients in America, and a high percentage of them are adults. But the recent studies have demonstrated a changing trend. Though Type 2 diabetes usually occurs in people over 40 years, an alarming number of new cases are being diagnosed in children and adolescents. More on Teens and Children
Learning how to eat right is a good thing to do, whether you have been diagnosed with diabetes or consider yourself to be in good health. It just makes good sense to learn now how to eat properly, instead of waiting to be told that you have a major health problem which could have been avoided through the use of proper nutrition.Diabetes food
As early as the 16th century B.C. medical authors expressed an interest in an affliction that produced terrible thirst, nearly continual urination, severe weight loss and ultimately, a prolonged and painful death. 1,200 years later the affliction was named diabetes.
The exercise prescription is designed to help you focus on the appropriate exercise necessary to help you reach your goals. These goals may include better glucose control, weight loss or walking a faster 10K for example. Your health care team can help you develop an exercise plan that individually suits your needs.Your Exercise Prescription
Age: · People over 20 years of age: 8.2% of this group has diabetes; · People over 64 years of age: 18.4% have diabetes.
Sex: · Men: 8.2% of all men have diabetes; · Women: 8.2% of all women have diabetes.
· Caucasians: 7.8% of non-Hispanic whites have diabetes;
· Blacks: 10.8% if non-Hispanic blacks have diabetes;
· Mexican Americans: 10.6% of all Mexican Americans have the disease;
· Other Hispanic/Latino-Americans: Hispanic/Latino Americans are twice as likely to have diabetes than non-Hispanic whites;
· American Indians and Alaskan Natives: 9% of this population has been diagnosed with diabetes;
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