The YMCA's Diabetes Support Program empowers participants to make lasting lifestyle changes that will improve their overall health and reduce their chance of developing Type 2 diabetes
, and help reduce the long lasting health complications resulting from Type 2 diabetes
Finding out your risk of Type 2 diabetes
could be the most important thing you do today.
For patients considered high risk, the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) - 'Healthier You' - provides free tailored, personalised help to reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes
including education on healthy eating and lifestyle, help to lose weight and bespoke physical exercise programmes.
If you are aware of your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes
, you can take steps to look after your health and prevent or delay its onset and its serious complications.
I have been living with type 2 diabetes
for a number of years and I feel like I need some new motivation to help me manage my condition more positively - is there anything I can do?
Change in overweight from childhood to early adulthood and risk of type 2 diabetes
A study of 50 Asian Indians with type 2 diabetes
and elevated cholesterol levels found that substituting whole, unroasted almonds, which is already a familiar food in the Indian culture, for 20% of calories in a well-balanced diet significantly improved measures of heart health that are linked
And why isn't it possible to reverse all Type 2 diabetes
? Dr Rajeswaran added: "When someone has had Type 2 diabetes
for a very long duration their pancreas is not functioning very well and weight loss will not reverse their diabetes." A study of more than 300 GP patients in Scotland and North East England, published in the medical journal The Lancet last year, showed that nearly half of those who joined a weight management programme saw their Type 2 diabetes
go into remission.
Aside from the widespread lack of awareness of cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of death in patients with type 2 diabetes
, 52% of the patients with type 2 diabetes
and a similar proportion of their loved ones were unaware that type 2 diabetes
is associated with any increased risk of cardiovascular disease and other macrovascular events, noted Dr.
Patients with Type 2 diabetes
have two to three times the heart disease risk of the general population.
A lack of participation in clubs or other social groups was associated with 60% higher odds of pre-diabetes and 112% higher odds of type 2 diabetes
in women compared to those with normal glucose metabolism.