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Diabetes, Health Related Risks, and Ways You Can Prevent It

All across the country millions of Americans are living with a silent killer. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), over 100 million people in the United States now have either type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Before we dive into the ways to prevent diabetes, it’s important that we look at some of the causes of diabetes, and what differentiates type 1 from type 2. But first, what exactly is diabetes?

What is Diabetes?

Fortunate enough for us The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases gives the perfect description of the disease, ​“Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is your main source of energy and comes from the food you eat. ​Insulin​, a ​hormone​ made by the ​pancreas​, helps glucose from food get into your cells to be used for energy. Sometimes your body doesn’t make enough—or any—insulin or doesn’t use insulin well. Glucose then stays in your blood and doesn’t reach your cells.”

Type 1 and Type 2

So now that we know and are familiar with what the disease is and how it impacts our bodies, we can take a look at the different forms of diabetes.

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases believes that type 1 diabetes can be caused by genetics and your environment. “​Type 1 diabetes​ occurs when your immune system, the body’s system for fighting infection, attacks and destroys the insulin​-producing beta cells of the ​pancreas​. Scientists think type 1 diabetes is caused by ​genes and environmental factors, such as viruses, that might trigger the disease.”

In this article, we’ll focus on type 2 diabetes, which is the more common form. This particular type can come at any stage of our lives, however, it’s most likely to come in our adult lives. Type 2 diabetes is also linked to genetics, and over 90% of the people in America with diabetes have type 2.

Risk Factors For Type 2 Diabetes

●  High blood pressure

●  High blood ​triglyceride​ (fat) levels

●  Gestational diabetes​ or ​giving birth​ to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds

●  High-fat ​and carbohydrate diet

●  High alcohol intake

●  Sedentary lifestyle

●  Obesity or being overweight

●  Ethnicity: Certain groups, such as African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Asian Americans, have a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes than non-Hispanic whites.

●  Aging: Increasing age is a significant risk factor for type 2 diabetes. The risk of developing type 2 diabetes begins to rise significantly at about age 45, and rises considerably after age 65.

Scroll through some of the factors that could put you at risk of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. If you fit into any of these factors or categories, it’s time we start looking at ways in which we can prevent and cure this disease before it kills us!

Preventing and Diabetes

Total Body Aesthetic has a team of trained professionals and the cutting-edge equipment and technology to help you prevent type 2 diabetes from sneaking up on you. According to a study published on WedMD, “being ​overweight​ or ​obese​ was the single most important thing that predicted who would get ​diabetes​.”

It’s so important that we are keeping a close eye on our weight and taking the precautionary steps to prevent this disease. This is where Ultrasonic Cavitation and Total Body Aesthetic come into play. Total Body Aesthetic provides patients with noninvasive fat reduction methods, one of those methods being Ultrasonic Cavitation. Ultrasonic Cavitation uses ultrasonic waves to turn fat cells into free fatty acids, which the body can easily get rid of.

Ultrasonic Cavitation oftens requires multiple treatments, allowing for a much more natural feeling towards achieving a patient's desired body type. In order to receive the best results from treatments, it is recommended that patients increase their water intake, maintain a healthy diet and to either begin or continue to exercise on a regular basis. To decrease your chances of regaining weight and becoming more prone to type 2 diabetes, it’s necessary to then make these key lifestyle changes.

Total Body Aesthetic has a multitude of treatments that help prevent this type of diabetes. This includes their infrared sauna, which assists in controlling blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol, three major risk factors for type 2 diabetes.

What Now?

Reach out to the team at Total Body Aesthetic and see what they recommend for you. T​otal Body Aesthetic offers FREE consultations, giving patients the opportunity to sit down with a professional and make the decision that is best for them. If you are considering, or know someone considering body modification procedures, please don’t hesitate to call or email the team at Total Body Aesthetic;​ Tel: 714-875-2639 - C​​. Diabetes is serious, do what you can to prevent it!

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