Like every other disease, there are certain sets of people who are at a higher risk of suffering diabetes. As we all know diabetes comes in two variants; type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes, but in this piece, our major focus is on type 2 diabetes.
In this article, we are going to have a look at some sets of people who are at a higher risk of suffering diabetes. But before we get into the main point of writing this article, there is need to examine what diabetes is all about. Diabetes is a health condition that arises when the body is unable to regulate the glucose in the blood stream. This is often due to poor production of insulin or simply the cells resistance to insulin.
It can cause disastrous symptoms because glucose may accumulate in the blood thus raising a person's risk of heart attack, kidney issues and many other problems. Now that we have gotten some basic knowledge of diabetes, below are the categories of people.who are at a higher risk of suffering diabetes.
1. People whose family members suffered from the same disease. Diabetes is more of a hereditary disease that a lifestyle disease and as such, if someone in your lineage or family suffered from diabetes, it means you should also be more careful.
2. Overweight people are also at a higher risk of suffering diabetes. Reason being that insulin resistance has been proven to be more common amongst people with more body fats.
3. Older people are also at a higher risk of suffering from diabetes. Reason being that young people don't suffer from type 2 diabetes, it's more of an aged people disease or middle aged people disease.
4. Inactive people or people who lead a sedentary lifestyle are also at a higher risk od suffering diabetes. There is no two ways about this and it is for this reason that medical practitioners advise older people to live a more active life.
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Source: Mayo Clinic
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