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World Diabetes Day 2019

World Diabetes Day 2019

LVWell CBD are supporting World Diabetes Day 2019 by raising awareness, Diabetes affects over 3.5 million people in the UK with up to 4 million more with Prediabetes and Undiagnosed Diabetes.

That’s more than 10% of the population and we think that helping people understand the signs and implications of Diabetes is of huge importance.

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes is a chronic life threatening autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas produces little, to no insulin. Insulin is needed to survive. Though the onset of Type 1 Diabetes can occur at any age, many are diagnosed as children and teens.

KNOW THE FACTS: TYPE 1 DIABETES:

• Has NOTHING to do with diet of lifestyle
• Is NOT preventable
• Is NOT reversible
• Has NO cure
• Can occur at ANY age
• Requires insulin dependency for LIFE

KNOW THE SYMPTOMS, IT COULD SAVE A LIFE:

Type 1 Diabetes onset looks similar to a virus and can be mistaken as such. Ask your doctor to check for elevated blood glucose levels with a simple finger stick test or a urine dip stick if your child exhibits the following symptoms:

• Extreme thirst
• Frequent urination
• Weakness/fatigue
• Increased appetite
• Sudden vision changes
• Fruity scent on breath
• Nausea/vomiting
• Heavy, laboured breathing
• Drowsiness/unconsciousness

SEEK IMMEDIATE CARE if multiple symptoms occur, it could be Diabetic Ketoacidosis which can be fatal if not treated immediately.

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a common condition that causes the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood to become too high. It can cause symptoms like excessive thirst, needing to pee a lot and tiredness. It can also increase your risk of getting serious problems with your eyes, heart and nerves.

Through diet changes and weight loss, you may be able to reach and hold normal blood sugar levels without medication. This doesn’t mean you’re completely cured. Type 2 diabetes is an ongoing disease.

THE RISK FACTORS:

• Close relatives with Diabetes
• Certain ethnicities are more probe to Type 2 Diabetes
• Being overweight
• Eating an unhealthy diet
• Lack of exercise and physical activity
• High blood pressure

WHAT CAN I DO?:

• Lose weight
• Stop smoking
• More physical activity
• Reduce your blood pressure

The NHS can help you reduce your risk of diabetes and lead a healthier life.

The NHS is of more importance to the UK and the diabetic community now more than ever, with the threat of rising prices and the potential of privatisation to make healthcare a market in the UK rather than a service we must look at protecting the greatest public asset the UK has. With the upcoming general election its imperative to vote wisely and ensure the future of OUR health service, it does not belong to companies, it is not for sale to Donald Trump and the rip off healthcare firms behind him.

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