How to Avoid Diabetes Risk

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It is essential to make diabetes prevention a priority. Diabetes is typically a group of diseases caused by too much sugar in the blood. The disease affects many people across the world and posing adverse effects on the human body and even leads to death. Some of the early signs of diabetes include dry mouth, increased thirst, unexplained weight loss, and blurred vision. Some of its adverse signs and symptoms include kidney failure, blindness, and heart diseases. The most common types of diabetes include prediabetes, Type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes. Medically speaking, diabetes cannot technically be cured. However, it can go into remission. Remission is whereby the body does not show the signs of diabetes. Fortunately, there are ways you can use to avoid diabetes risk and all these effects. The following are ways you can use to prevent diabetes risk.

 

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Cut Refined Carbs and Sugar from your Diet

Since too much sugar causes diabetes in the blood, then cutting sugar from your diet is the obvious way for you to avoid diabetes risk. When you take refined carbs and sugary foods, your body breaks these foods down quickly into small sugar molecules. The small sugar molecules tend to be rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream compared to other foods. The sugary foods also increase insulin levels in the body which will lead to diabetes in overtime.

 

Get more Physical Activity

Regularly doing physical activities comes with plenty of benefits that help in avoiding diabetes risk. Physical activities help to increase the sensitivity of insulin in the body cells. Therefore, the body will need less insulin to keep the blood sugar levels under control. Aerobic exercises, as well as resistance training, also help to avoid diabetes risk.

 

Let Water be your Primary Beverage

Water is a natural beverage and far the most essential in the human body. Let water be the first beverage that comes to your mind when you feel thirsty. Sticking with a water bottle full of water will help you to avoid beverages that contain high quantities of sugar and preservatives, which cause diabetes. Beverages like soda are linked to causing Type 2 diabetes. Drinking plenty of water helps to control the insulin and blood sugar levels. Therefore, reduce the risk of getting diabetes.

 

Lose Extra Weight

Studies show that every pound of body fat you lose improves your health. It’s not only your general health but also helps in avoiding diabetes risk. Having excess weight especially around the abdominal area increases the chances of developing diabetes. One of the healthy options you can use to cut the extra weight is being on a vegetarian diet. Every pound you lose reduces the risk of developing diabetes by sixteen percent.

 

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Get Plenty of Fiber

Putting yourself on a diet full of fiber also plays a crucial role in helping you to avoid diabetes risk. Fiber improves the blood sugar control in the body and lowers the risk of heart disease. It is also a perfect way to promote weight loss which in turn reduces chances of developing diabetes. It is because once you consume fiber, you will feel full. Fruits, nuts, whole grains, vegetables, and beans are some of the foods high in fiber

Health Status of Women in the World

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The world has come a long way regarding health in general. Specifically, the health status of women in the world is far much better than it was ten years ago. However, there are still a few issues that keep health practitioners awake at night. The critical issues that are always a problem for women are:

Reproductive health

This is a major concern for women are aged between 15 and 44 years of age. As a matter of fact, reproductive health accounts for at least a third of all issues that affect women. This age bracket is affected because of unsafe sex that is prevalent in developing countries. Governments and other bodies that promote reproductive health among women have a responsibility to make contraceptives available to this age group.

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Cancer

Women are mostly affected by cervical and breast cancers. In order for women to stay and remain alive, these cancers need to be detected at their infant stages. According to statistics released by various organizations including World Health Organization(WHO), close to half a million of women diagnosed with cancer succumb to death.

Unfortunately, the majority of the deaths are reported in countries that have been classified as middle and low income. In these countries, there were programs in place to screen, prevent and treat cancer. Secondly, human papillomavirus was not prevented through vaccination.

Sexually transmitted infections

While all the efforts have been directed towards HIV and AIDS, there is need also to change gears and focus on other STIs. Diseases like syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea also need to prevented and treated. If left untreated, genital infections may lead to stillbirths and in worse cases, fetal deaths. Newborns may also die or carry the effects of the STIs throughout their lives. Young women remain vulnerable to HIV infections and tuberculosis.

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Maternal health

A significant number of women die from complications during pregnancy and when giving birth. These deaths could easily be prevented if there is an improvement in access to family planning.

Non-communicable diseases

Also called lifestyle diseases. These are diseases that could easily be prevented. The major causes of non-communicable diseases are drugs and substance abuse, obesity, alcohol, poor eating habits and being physically inactive. Governments and other stakeholders need to help women adopt lifestyles that are healthy.

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Finally, when talking about the health status of women in the world, there is need first to empower the women. Give women opportunities to education and economic freedom. Having achieved these two, women will be able to support themselves and access health services that they need.