Identifying Diabetes' Sneak Attack!

Previously, we’ve talked a great deal about the development of diabetes and even shared some tips on diet management. It may seem as though all these messages were directed towards the diabetic population only. However, that is never our intention!


Today, we want to make sure that we are speaking to ALL OF YOU.


YES, you! For many, diabetes could be the least of their concerns – and we really want it to stay this way for you guys! That is why, we’d also like to give a fair warning on our part: don’t be complacent, type 2 diabetes can sneak up to you.


Did you know? More than half of people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes did not even suspect that they could have the condition. This eventually results in a late diagnosis of the condition, substantially increasing the risk of diabetes-related complications!

You may not have diabetes now but could very well be on the verge of developing it.

Prediabetes[1] refers to a condition whereby one has a higher-than-normal blood sugar level. While the blood sugar level may not be high enough to render it a diagnosis, much long-term damages of diabetes may already be starting.


In most cases, symptoms of prediabetes can be mild or absent initially. A possible (and really subtle) sign would be darkened skin on affected areas of the body – including the neck, armpits, elbows, knees, and knuckles.


Later on, as the blood sugar level continues to increase, a person may experience fatigue, blurred vision, excessive thirst, constant hunger, and frequent urination. Health care professionals say [2] a person can have type 2 diabetes for years without knowing it. Hence, one should always pay close attention to these red flags.


The catch is, progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes is avoidable!


Studies[3] have shown that being overweight is a major risk factor in developing type 2 diabetes. Today, roughly 30 percent of overweight people have the disease, and 85 percent of diabetics are overweight.


The work, by Walter Willett, the Harvard School of Public Health’s (HSPH) Stare Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, and by his colleagues also showed that being even slightly overweight increased diabetes risk five times, and being seriously obese increased it 60 times.


Evidently, diet plays a HUGE role in the development of diabetes - the point that we have been reiterating over our last few blogposts!


At KosmodeHealth, we recognise this important correlation of Food/Diet with Diabetes. Hence, W0W® noodles are specially formulated for this purpose – the ONLY functional food that is not only nutritious (with 4g of protein and 6.6g fibre), but also leaves you with NO blood sugar spike!



References:

[1] https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/prediabetes/symptoms-causes/syc-20355278 [2] https://www.meritushealth.com/media-center/news/2019/january/diabetes-the-silent-killer/#:~:text=Individuals%20with%20diabetes%20have%20too,have%20no%20symptoms%20at%20first. [3] https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2012/03/the-big-setup/#:~:text=Studies%20have%20shown%20that%20becoming,percent%20of%20diabetics%20are%20overweight.

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