According to MINSA’s National Center for Epidemiology, Prevention and Disease Control, our country will have 96.5% diabetes cases by September 2022. Typically, this disease does not cause symptoms, so it may go unnoticed for a long time before it is diagnosed. Dr. Eilhart Jorge García Villasante, endocrinologist at Stella Maris Clinic, provides some important details about this disease.
risk. Some of the factors that trigger type 2 diabetes mellitus are age over 40, being overweight or obese, genetic predisposition, family history, Latin American and Asian ethnicity, living a sedentary lifestyle, having gestational diabetes with HIV treatment and long-term use Are. Some medicines such as corticosteroids.
Prevention. Experts point out that there are habits that help prevent this pathology, such as maintaining a healthy weight and diet, engaging in physical activity, being well rested and avoiding stress. Similarly, it recommends avoiding alcohol and tobacco consumption.
1. Proper diet. According to MINSA, in 2022 it was revealed that about 15 million people above the age of 15 years are overweight and obese.
2. Physical activity. Doing some form of sport regularly improves insulin sensitivity and helps maintain a healthy weight.
3. Restorative sleep. Sleeping 7 to 8 hours a day helps control blood sugar. Apart from this, also adopt stress management practices.
If uncontrolled, diabetes mellitus can lead to serious complications like vision loss, kidney failure, heart attack or the dreaded diabetic foot.
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