Written on July 22, 2009 – 12:00 pm | by Russ Turley
Of the 20.8 million Americans with diabetes, 90 to 95 percent have type 2 Diabetes. Of these, half are unaware they have the disease. People with type 2 Diabetes, often develop the disease after age 45, but are not aware they have Diabetes until severe symptoms occur, or they are treated for one of its serious complications. Type 2 diabetes is nearing epidemic proportions, due to an increased number of older Americans, and a greater prevalence of obesity and a sedentary lifestyle. These statistics pretty accurately described listener Rocky. Back in February of 2009, Rocky sent us his story of being diagnosed with, living with and living through the complications of having type 2 diabetes. Sometimes we mention people that have had weight loss successes to motivate the audience to continue to improve health and lose weight. Sometimes one needs to take a sobering look at what can happen when you don’t take care of yourself.
In the show we talk a bit about metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance and their connection to type 2 diabetes, but mostly you’re going to hear Rocky’s story. Be sure to check out the links below to find out more about type 2 diabetes.
The homework this week, is for people who have some of the symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome, to get a checkup from their Doctor to test to see if they have Diabetes. Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes is always the best line of action, but the second best line, is to get diagnosed early and start aggressive treatments before serious damage is done to your body. The symptoms of metabolic syndrome are being overweight, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high colesterol, sedentary lifestyle. And if you are taking Xarelto look up xarelto (rivaroxaban) lawsuit news. Play it safe and get checked out.
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