Diabetes : The Silent Killer

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There are many deadly diseases that fill our world today, but one stands out above all, diabetes. Not only is diabetes bad, but its known as the silent killer. Most people don’t know they have diabetes until its too late. There are four types of diabetes but the only one that isn’t as life threatening is pre diabetes. Pre diabetes is one of the most common ways a person can come close to stoping diabetes. Not just any type, but type two diabetes. Pre diabetes is a condition where a person’s blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as actual diabetes. People with pre diabetes have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes within a span of 10 years. There are ways a person diagnosed with pre diabetes can prevent it from progressing to type two diabetes. Pre diabetes is basically your big warning sign that allows people the chance to change their lifestyle before its too late.

Who are the ones to have a greater chance of having pre diabetes you mate ask? It is not certain what exactly causes pre diabetes, but any overweight individuals have the chance of being diagnosed. Also, people with a chance of possibly getting pre diabetes are those who are physically inactive, have a family history of diabetes, have had gestational diabetes, have elevated blood pressure, have a history of vascular disease ect. Many individuals have pre diabetes and will have no recognition of it. In many cases the person finds out far too late and develops…

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