Type 2 diabetes targets the Overweight Children!

Its seems logical but Type 2 diabetes is most likely to affect children who are overweight, having a family history of diabetes, have unhealthy eating habits and lack of physical activity.

Increased rates of obesity world-wide parallels the increased diabetes prevalence.

The challenge lies in detecting the ailment – 40 percent to 50 percent of diabetes are undiagnosed. They find out only during routine health checks or incidentally while doing other medial tests. In mild cases, there are no symptoms.

Some do feel the following symptoms – loss of weight, tiredness, thirst and drinking more and urinating more. But in these cases, they likely already have a more advanced disease.

While diabetes cannot be cured, it can be kept under control. Type 1 diabetes will require a regular dose of insulin, as prescribed by a doctor. Mild Type 2 diabetes may be controlled through diet and exercise, with little or no medicine.

However, most Type 2 diabetes will eventually require oral medication to control the blood sugar level and possibly insulin injections in the later stage of the disease.

The basic treatment strategy is to maintain a good control over the amount of glucose in your blood, eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly and watch your weight. These will prevent the onset of diabetes.

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