Why Diabetes Is Becoming More Common

 

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Why is Type 2 Diabetes becoming more prevalent in the developed world and what can we do to combat it?

Nowadays, it seems that the potential risk factors for diabetes seem to be increasing, but that only tells part of the story. It’s become apparent that the rate of Type 2 Diabetes is rising at a fast rate. This is most likely due to the change in lifestyle over the years. People are now less active due to the increase in desk-based jobs and increased hours spent watching television, gaming and using the internet.

Some scientists have been speculating whether diabetes will become the biggest epidemic of the century. Up to 18 million people die each year due to cardiovascular diseases (which diabetes is often a precursor to). Obesity rates are rapidly increasing, as is the level of individuals who are overweight. It is said that there are now 155 million overweight and obese children across the world. This is an alarming figure hence the need to raise awareness and promote healthy living. Continue reading “Why Diabetes Is Becoming More Common”