There are 3 types of diabetes: type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes. In all three cases, without treatment, the sugar level (= blood sugar) rises in the blood.
Diabetes type 1 is a diabetes affecting young people. It is due to the destruction of insulin producing pancreas cells.
Type 2 diabetes occurs mostly in overweight people after 40 years of age. It is due to a resistance of the body to the insulin, this hormone not succeeding in bringing the sugar in the cells.
Gestational diabetes is a diabetes occurring only during pregnancy. Women who suffer from it are subsequently at higher risk of type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes in numbers
- There are more than 100 million people with diabetes worldwide.
- 2.8% of the adult population is affected.
- The Asian countries have low rates of diabetes.
- Conversely, the American continent is one of the most affected, with a rate close to 20% of people with diabetes.
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Some natural health products can help regulate blood glucose, especially in the case of type 2 diabetes. Do not hesitate to get closer to a health professional to know how to use them!
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