Type 2 diabetes - A chronic disease

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    Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood
    Here are some risk factores include:
    1. Age greater than 45 years.
    2. HDL cholesterol of less than 35 mg/dl.
    3. High Blood Pressure
    4. History of gestational diabetes.

    Here are some symptoms:
    1. Blurred vision
    2. Erectile dysfunction
    3. Fatigue
    4. Frequent or slow-healing infections
    5. Increased appetite
    6. Increased thirst
    7. Increased urination

    Some steps for type 2 diabetes prevention include adopting a healthy lifestyle and taking diabetes medication on time. Change your diet, increase your level of physical activity, maintain a healthy weight..
     
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    Blood is collected and analysed to estimate future risk...
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    Early-warning diabetes test hope
    21 March 2011 : Experts believe a simple blood test could spot diabetes up to 10 years before the first symptoms of the disease occur.
     
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    I have Type II Diabetes. I have an excellent physician and mine is well-managed and controlled with medications, diet and exercise. Just had my routine blood work done today as a matter of fact. If you follow your doctor's orders concerning controlling it, you will manage the disease much better.
     
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    I believe we can make our livers better with low carbs and no alcohol. We can also decrease insulin resistance with weight loss. We can improve muscle glucose uptake with moderate exercise often. We can monitor our BG carefully these days.I believe a study of a large population of people who have done all that and kept their A1C below 6 would show amazingly positive results.
     
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    Mike wrote: I believe we can make our livers better with low carbs and no alcohol.

    Certainly with no alcohol...

    ... it's a mild toxin...

    ... which is why...

    ... alcohol kills brain cells...

    ... and depresses the immune system.
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    Chronic diseases to take center stage...
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    Experts Urge Global Action Against Chronic Diseases
    April 08, 2011 - Plan projected to save 36 million lives over 10 years
     
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