In the United States, an estimated 30 million people suffer from diabetes and 84 million are considered prediabetic. With such a high prevalence of the disease in the population, leading health organizations dedicated November as National Diabetes Month in an effort to raise awareness about this serious disease.
Why is increased awareness important? Because the most frequently occurring form of diabetes – Type 2 diabetes – can be avoided by making positive life changes in many cases. Below we discuss the different forms of diabetes that exist and what you can do to minimize your risk of developing the disease.
Type of Diabetes
Until recently, there were three types of diabetes diagnosed by medical professionals: Type 1, Type 2, and gestational diabetes. However, a new type of diabetes, referred to as Type 3C diabetes, has also been identified. The causes, differences, and treatments available for each type of diabetes is unique.
Type 1 Diabetes -- In this form of diabetes, the immune system kills cells generated by the pancreas that produce insulin. This condition usually appears in childhood or early adulthood and requires insulin to manage.
Type 2 Diabetes – This occurs when there is not enough insulin produced by the pancreas to manage blood sugar correctly. Often associated with obesity, this form of diabetes generally develops in middle age or later.
Type 3C Diabetes – Generally caused by pancreatic damage due to inflammation, tumors, or surgery, this type of diabetes affects the pancreas’ ability to produce the correct amount of insulin and the proteins necessary for digestion.
Gestational Diabetes – This type of diabetes is associated with pregnancy and generally corrects itself after the baby is delivered.
Of the four forms of diabetes, Type 2 is most strongly linked to lifestyle choices and can be avoided by changes in habits. Minimize your risk of diabetes by:
- Losing weight – Studies have found that even small amounts of weight loss can make a big impact on lowering your Type 2 diabetes risk.
- Increasing fiber consumption – Fiber can improve weight loss by making you feel full while consuming less food and slows the release of sugar into the blood stream, avoiding the occurrence of sugar spikes.
- Increasing physical activity – Moving more improves your ability to achieve and maintain an ideal weight, lowers your blood sugar, and improves your body’s sensitivity to insulin.
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