Better Understanding the Long Term Complications of Diabetes
According to information published by the American Journal of Medicine, information independently verified by a whole host of other reliable sources, the rate of diabetes amongst adults in the United States is skyrocketing.
We are talking about a population where almost 7 out of 10 adults in the United States are considered to be clinically obese or right on the borderline of that designation, and where type II diabetes is a health epidemic that we need to confront just as soon as humanly possible.
Long Term Complications of Diabetes
The problem is, the overwhelming majority of people out there simply have no real conception of the long term complications of diabetes, or what significant damage being overweight can do to the human body.
Young people especially simply aren’t ready to confront the fact that there are a lot of serious health complications that can stem from carrying even just an extra 20 pounds around than they should be – and this is something that needs to be confronted and changed ASAP.
To learn more about the long term complications of diabetes, you need to pay attention to the inside information outlined below.
Instances of Diabetes Are on the Rise (Dramatically So)
As mentioned above, diabetes – especially type II diabetes (the kind of diabetes that you develop later in life because of dietary and lifestyle choices) – is on the rise significantly in the United States.
According to data reported by the CDC, upwards of 30 million people already have type II diabetes in the United States (representing 10% of the population across ALL age groups). On top of that, there are at least another 30 million people that have gone completely undiagnosed, with some researchers believing that upwards of 30% of people already living with diabetes have yet to get a proper diagnosis.
We are looking at a transformative health issue here that most people not only don’t fully understand but that most people are unaware they have in the first place.
On the Flip Side, Most Diabetes-Related Complications Can Be Avoided or at Least the Risks Reduced
Even worse than that though is that the overwhelming majority of diabetic conditions and long-term complications of diabetes can be avoided (or at least have their risks reduced considerably) through effective lifestyle and dietary changes.
What this means is that those 30 million or so people that have already been diagnosed with type II diabetes and the 30 million more that may have diabetes without a diagnosis could completely and reverse that trend of their health just by understanding the condition, understanding the long term complications, and taking advantage of appropriate changes to their daily diet and exercise habits – washing away those complications almost completely.
If someone told you that you’d be able to avoid serious long-term complications like:
- Rapid heartbeat
- Excessive sweating
- Significant anxiety
- Numbness all over your body
- Serious headaches
- Slurred speech problems
- Extreme fatigue
- Kidney disease
- Nerve disease and damage
- … And that’s just the tip of the iceberg…
…Just by addressing their type II diabetes issues with dietary changes, exercise changes, and smarter lifestyle habits, you’d think that most would make the changes overnight.
Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth.
Regular Diabetic Screening Is Mission Critical to Cut off Diabetic Complications
No, most people will not make the necessary changes to their everyday lifestyle that would help them avoid long-term complications of diabetes until they have received an actual diagnosis from a medical professional.
This is why it is so important for individuals to undergo regular diabetic screening (at least once a year, especially if their lifestyle is anything but ideal). Early detection is mission-critical when you’re trying to avoid long-term complications, so schedule an appointment with a medical professional you know you’ll be able to trust ASAP.
Smoking Dramatically Increases the Danger and Incident Rate of Diabetic Complications
Lastly, you’ll want to do absolutely everything in your power to avoid or completely give up smoking if you have been diagnosed with diabetes.
Smoking is (obviously) a tremendously unhealthy habit, but it also has the nasty side effect of exacerbating all of the long-term complications you may suffer when you have type II diabetes. Give up the smokes ASAP and you’ll be able to cut down dramatically on the negative impact that long-term combinations have on your overall health and well-being.
Make these changes today.