Four Risk factors You Must Know About the Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes happens due to insulin resistance or insulin insufficiency.

According to the CDC, 30.3 million Americans have diabetes in 2017, accounting for 9.4% of the whole population in the U.S.A.  And type 2 diabetes accounts for 90% to 95% of all diabetes cases.From the statistics above, it is more necessary for you to learn more about the possible causes of type 2 diabetes.

Age

You are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes as you are older, especially at the age of 40. People from south Asian, China, and black African origin tends to have type 2 diabetes much earlier.

Genetics

If your parents, brothers or sisters are type 2 diabetes, unfortunately, your risk of getting this disease is much higher than others.The closer the relative, the greater the risk.


Obesity

You’re more likely to get type 2 if you’re overweight or obese. We should pay more attention to the fat in our body, especially in the abdomen.

Fats release chemicals that is bad for our cardiovascular and metabolic systems. Measuring your waist is a quick way of assessing your diabetes risk. This is a measure of abdominal obesity, which is a particularly high-risk form of obesity.

One simple tip for measuring your obesity and possibility of type 2 diabetes, is to watch your waist size carefully.
For example, Asian women with 80cm (31.5 inches) or more is dangerous while Asian men with 89cm (35 inches) or more is not good. And the White or black men’s standard is less than 94cm (37 inches).

A 5% decrease in the weight can give rise to a 50% decrease in getting the diabetes.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle choices matters a lot.
For example, you are genetically health at first, but bad lifestyle can bring a genetic mutation, making you susceptible to type 2. On the contrary, if you take very good care of your body, you can skip the genetic impact.
Exercising regularly and eating healthy food, will not only keep you away from the type 2 diabetes, but also other diseases.

All in all, in type 2 diabetes prevention, you are the boss.

 

 

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