Thursday, August 21, 2014

Who Gets Diabetes?

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Type 2 diabetes has historically been known as a disease that only affects older people, where 40 percent of Americans over 65 have forms of pre-diabetes.  However, 26 percent of Americans now are experience pre-diabetes, with over 73 million Americans who either have diabetes or are at risk of the disease.  Risk factors include age, family history, weight, inactive lifesyle, high blood pressure, low levels of "good" cholesterol and history of disease in the blood vessels, heart or legs.

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Did anyone ever tell you that you have a “lifestyle disease” because you have type 2 diabetes? Even if no one ever said that to your face, you can be sure that some people have thought that and even said so behind your back.Lots of people see type 2 diabetes as preventable if only we would eat less. They think that diabetes results…

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