Facts about Diabetes - Health Channel

Facts about Diabetes




There are some facts regarding diabetes: One in seven people (14%) has diabetes, 21% of people have diabetes with obesity, 12% have diabetes and overweight and 6% have diabetes in underweight and normal weight.
Type 2 diabetes is increasing from primarily lifestyle, but even type 1 diabetes which is an autoimmune disease can happen at any time to anybody, explains Lois Exelbert, Nurse Diabetes Educator and Patient Care Manager with Baptist Hospital.
Being overweight adds risk to someone, who is genetically predisposed to diabetes. There is a strong connection between obesity and diabetes, she explains. **************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
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