You are not alone !

by | Dec 19, 2019 | Blog | 0 comments

In 2019, nearly 463 million adults around the world live with diabetes and 1 in 2 people with diabetes are undiagnosed. Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes and is affecting more and more people of all ages.

In fact, there are many risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes like:

  • Family history of diabetes
  • Excess weight or obesity
  • Aged 40 years or older
  • High blood pressure
  • Low level of HDL cholesterol, or a high level of triglycerides
  • History of gestational diabetes or gave birth to a baby weighing 4kg or more
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • History of heart disease or stroke
  • Depression
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Use any tobacco products
  • Poor eating habits

It is true you can’t change your genes, medical history or age, however you can substantially lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by changing  your lifestyle habits like adopting healthy eating, managing stress, being more active and aiming for a healthy weight.

You can do this type 2 diabetes risk test from the American Diabetes Association to know if you are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The earlier you know the better!

Don’t wait Act now.


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