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Type 2 Diabetes

by Editorial Team March 16th, 2012 | Diseases
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According to the CDC, 90-95% percent of diabetics have type 2 diabetes.  Some of the risk factors for type 2 diabetes include obesity, inactive lifestyle, family history, and gestational diabetes.  For some of the risks, such as obesity and inactivity, changes can be made to one’s lifestyle in order to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  Unfortunately, a personal history of gestational diabetes and/or a family history of type 2 diabetes cannot be avoided.

While it is crucial to live a healthy lifestyle to reduce the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes, it also is important to be aware of symptoms.  Some of the symptoms are increased thirst, blurred vision, excessive tiredness, sores that heal slowly, and vision issues.  If you have any of these symptoms, you should contact your doctor for a full examination.

With a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, there are many ways to treat this disease.  Working with your doctor, you will  be able to discuss modifications to diet, implementation of fitness routines, and medication options.  As with all medications, there can be benefits and side effects.  Typically side effects are minimal, though it is wise to research all medications thoroughly in light of issues, such as the Actos Lawsuit.

As with any health issue, it is vitally important to be aware of possible symptoms, communicate with your physician, and follow the determined medical plan.

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