What is diabetes risk?

Type-2 diabetes is progressive in nature. By the time someone is diagnosed, many changes may have already occurred in the body, including the heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes, and kidneys. These silent changes can continue over the years, without actually turning into symptoms.

Type-2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes all over world; it affects at least 90 percent of those who have diabetes. It occurs when the blood glucose (sugar) level is too high. Blood glucose is the fuel that the body cells use for energy. Type-2 diabetes occurs because there is either not enough insulin produced by an organ called the pancreas or because the body is less sensitive to the insulin it produces. Insulin helps glucose to get into body cells.

We empathise with, and strongly encourage our clients to lead healthier, more productive and longer lives.

Most people who have type-2 diabetes are over the age of 40, overweight, and out-of-shape. Weight control, increased physical activity, and diabetes medicine can help improve blood glucose levels. Diabetes cannot be cured, but it can be controlled. As diabetes affects many major organs, including heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes and kidneys, controlling blood sugar levels will help prevent these complications.

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