By: Trina Health of Las Vegas
Let’s be honest, no one likes to go to the doctor. Men, women, children, your pets. But some men, even in this day and age, feel the need to be the tough guy, the self-reliant guy, the ‘I don’t need any help’ guy. And it’s putting them at risk.
Fear of receiving bad news is the number one reason men don’t talk about or take better care of their health. They are often not honest about their symptoms so conditions are overlooked or even misdiagnosed.
They don’t want to hear they are sick or to show vulnerability. Well, it’s time to man up gentleman. This outdated belief is shortening your life span!
A recent study shows more than 100 million people worldwide have Type II diabetes, and in many parts of the world, men have higher rates of the condition than women. There is often a link between diabetes and obesity. Men, however, need to gain far less weight than women to increase their risk of developing the disease.
With Type II diabetes, the body’s ability to regulate sugar levels becomes disturbed and there is too much sugar in the blood. This can cause excess fat in several different organs. While there are many risk factors for Type II diabetes, such as age, race, pregnancy, stress, certain medications, genetics, family history and more, the single best predictor of Type II diabetes is overweight or obesity.
Without this visible and obvious sign, it makes early detection of the disease even more difficult for men.
Type II diabetes is largely preventable. Studies have found that lifestyle changes and small amounts of weight loss in the range of 5-10% can prevent or delay the development of Type II diabetes among high-risk adults.
So incorporate a little extra walking into your day and exercise portion control when you eat. These small steps can make a huge difference!
Keep an eye out for the symptoms – hunger and fatigue, more frequent urination, dry mouth and itchy skin, slow-healing sores or cuts, pain or numbness in your feet or legs, just to name a few.
Living with diabetes can be a challenge.
Managing your disease can be stressful and, if you are constantly worrying about your insulin pump or injections, it can really take a toll. An artificial pancreas system could help keep your diabetes under control and lower the chance of complications. It could also relieve the stress associated with insulin treatment and enhance your quality of life.
The Artificial Pancreas Treatment is a treatment that effectively mimics the way a healthy pancreas excretes insulin in pulses. It results in normalized carbohydrate and increased metabolic rate. Addressing the core problem of metabolism, it slows or stops the complications of diabetes allowing the tissues to heal themselves.
The Artificial Pancreas Treatment is transforming diabetes management and treatment, along with the lives of those who must live with it. Go to www.trinahealth.com or call 702.850.2786 to learn more about diabetes management and the Artificial Pancreas Treatment.
Let’s join together – women, children AND men – and tackle diabetes head-on. Diabetes experts say that the main barriers to good health are lack of understanding and education of the disease.
So be active and be aware!
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