7 Facts You Never Knew About Type 2 Diabetes!

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Diabetes has almost become a common "household name" these days, as it is so prevalent and we all would know at least one person suffering from this disease, right?
As humans we are prone to various ailments which may affect us at any point in our lives.

It is a fact that, diseases are inevitable, but you can always try your best to prevent certain ailments and disorders by following a healthy lifestyle!

Also Read :How Does Type 1 Diabetes Differ From Type 2 Diabetes?

Diabetes, also known as diabetes mellitus, is classified as a group of metabolic disorders where the affected person's blood sugar/blood glucose level is higher than normal.

There are 2 types of diabetes that can affect people - type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.

In type 2 diabetes, the affected person's body does not produce enough insulin or the body resists the insulin produced, thus creating a spike in the blood sugar level.

Also Read : 10 Common Risk Factors Of Type 2 Diabetes

Some of the most common symptoms of type 2 diabetes are frequent urination, excessive hunger, fatigue, weight loss or gain, slow wound healing, nausea, headache, etc.

So, here are a few facts on type 2 diabetes that you must know.

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Fact #1

If a pregnant woman gives birth to a baby who has a higher weight than average, during childbirth, she is at the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, due to hormonal changes and weight gain.

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Fact #2

Unlike the first type of diabetes, type 2 diabetes can be treated and its effects can be reversed, with proper treatment, diet and exercise.

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Fact #3

Again, unlike the first type of diabetes, type 2 diabetes has more to do with lifestyle habits compared to genetics; although one of the causes of type 2 diabetes could be heredity, it is relatively lesser.

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Fact #4

Type 2 diabetes is known to increase the risk of serious health conditions like obesity and cardiovascular diseases, when left untreated.

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Fact #5

Unlike type 1 diabetes patients, people with type 2 diabetes can actually consume sweets, in limited quantities, as type 2 diabetes is not directly related to insulin production in the body.

Also Read : Take A Look At A Few Ayurvedic Remedies For Type 2 Diabetes

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Fact #6

According to a research study, experts have opined that women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) are more prone to type 2 diabetes, due to certain hormonal abnormalities.

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Story first published: Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 9:30 [IST]
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