Diabetes Week | The Facts, Myths, Theresa May is Diabetic? and Why You Should Care
Did you know every 5 minutes in Australia someone is developing diabetes?
Every day this week I’ll be sharing with you the different types of diabetes from Type 1, Type 2, Gestational and Pre-diabetes, what causes them, the symptoms, how to manage it and how to lower your risk.
Unlike other diseases such as the common cold or flu. Diabetes is not contagious. It cannot be passed by kissing and it is not a sexually transmitted disease.
You don’t just get diabetes because you are overweight. Whilst it is a risk factor, not all overweight people will develop diabetes and similarly not all people of a healthy weight will avoid diabetes.
Diabetes can cause some serious health issues, but when managed correctly you can continue to lead a normal healthy active lifestyle.
Did you know Great Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May is diabetic?
Oscar winners Tom Hanks and Halle Berry are diabetic.
18 time grammy award winner Aretha Franklin is diabetic.
Even professional athletes such as NFL Quarterback Jay Cutler is diabetic.
Ok these aren’t normal lifestyles, but you get the idea.
The main issue is that diabetes impacts the body’s ability to control its blood sugar levels. Having a high blood sugar level can affect a number of different organs in your body. It can lead to having a higher risk of heart attacks and stroke, kidney failure, vision problems, high blood pressure and mental health problems just to name a few.
Whilst these can all have a negative impact on your life expectancy its important to remember that when managed correctly you can continue to lead a normal healthy lifestyle even sometimes having the honour of navigating Brexit. Good luck Ms. May ;)
Thanks for watching, if you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below, and be sure to view our other videos on diabetes.
Take care and stay healthy.
Dr Nora x
You can view more video demonstrations or arrange to drop by at my website: http://drnora.com
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