Have you been recently diagnosed with diabetes? You are not alone, more than 100 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes, and the number is steadily growing. There are two types of diabetes, type-1 diabetes and type-2 diabetes. In type-1 diabetes, the body cannot produce insulin which is a hormone that regulates the amount of sugar in the blood. In type-2 diabetes, the body can not properly use insulin. The most common form of diabetes is type 2, and it usually develops in adults over age 45. The cause of type-2 diabetes is still a mystery, but it is known that genetics and factors like being overweight play a role. The good news is that both types of diabetes are manageable. By exercising and eating healthy people diagnosed with diabetes can live an extraordinary life. There are also methods like insulin therapy and other treatments, that help individuals manage their condition. In the next few weeks, we will be breaking down the mystery of diabetes in hopes of empowering and deepening the knowledge of our community. This disease can happen at any time to anyone. The more you know about diabetes, the easier it is to manage or prevent it. Understanding the disease is the first step in gaining control of your life back. There are options and plenty of ways to live the best senior lifestyle ever without letting the disease become you. Join us next week as we dive a little deeper into the serious but manageable illness.
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