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A shocking 8 out of 10 people with type 2 diabetes are overweight or have obesity

There is a clear link with a person’s health and weight, many people that are overweight in the UK will more than likely suffer with their health because of being overweight. Excess weight, especially obesity, diminishes almost every aspect of health, from reproductive and respiratory function to memory and mood. Obesity increases the risk of several debilitating, and deadly diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers.

Some main illnesses that can be causes by obesity

 

. High blood pressure (hypertension).

 

. High LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, or high levels of triglycerides (dyslipidaemia).

 

. Type 2 diabetes.

 

. Coronary heart disease.

 

. Stroke

 

. Gallbladder disease

 

. Osteoarthritis (a breakdown of cartilage and bone within a joint).

 

. Sleep apnea and breathing problems.

 

. Different types of cancer

 

. Low quality of life

 

Mental illness such as clinical depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders.

 

Body pain and difficulty with physical functioning

 

Decreasing your weight will decrease your risk of developing theses health problems

 

Type 2 Diabetes is one of the most common diseases you can develop from obesity, some of the first signs of diabetes are:

. Hunger and fatigue. Your body converts the food you eat into glucose that your cells use for energy.

. Peeing more often and being thirstier

. Dry mouth and itchy skin

. Blurred vision

 

Not all cases of diabetes are caused by been overweight, what are the different types of diabetes?

 

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease. The immune system attacks and destroys cells in the pancreas, where insulin is made. It’s unclear what causes this attack. About 10 percent of people with diabetes have this type.

Type 2 diabetes occurs when your body becomes resistant to insulin, and sugar builds up in your blood.

Prediabetes occurs when your blood sugar is higher than normal, but it’s not high enough for a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes.

Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar during pregnancy. Insulin-blocking hormones produced by the placenta cause this type of diabetes.

So many people struggle with weight or body image in today’s society obesity is just one of many.

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