What Is Diabetes? What Are The Risks?

Written by Kim Beardsmore

Your doctor may have recently advised you have diabetes. Or you are overweight and you have discovered you may be at risk of diabetes. Others may have a friend or family member who has been diagnosed withrepparttar disease. Just what does diabetes mean and how does it affect your lifestyle?

Diabetes means that your blood glucose (often called blood sugar) is too high. Your blood always has some glucose in it because your body needs glucose for energy to keep you going. But too much glucose inrepparttar 150890 blood isn't good for your health.

How do you get high blood glucose?

Glucose comes fromrepparttar 150891 food you eat and is also made in your liver and muscles. Your blood carriesrepparttar 150892 glucose to allrepparttar 150893 cells in your body. Insulin is a chemical (a hormone) made byrepparttar 150894 pancreas. The pancreas releases insulin intorepparttar 150895 blood. Insulin helpsrepparttar 150896 glucose from food get into your cells. If your body doesn't make enough insulin or ifrepparttar 150897 insulin doesn't workrepparttar 150898 way it should, glucose can't get into your cells. It stays in your blood instead. Your blood glucose level then gets too high, causing pre-diabetes or diabetes.

What is pre-diabetes?

Pre-diabetes is a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal but are not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. People with pre-diabetes are at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes and for heart disease and stroke. The good news is if you have pre-diabetes, you can reduce your risk of getting diabetes. With modest weight loss and moderate physical activity, you can delay or prevent type 2 diabetes and even return to normal glucose levels.

What arerepparttar 150899 signs of diabetes?

The signs of diabetes are:

ˇbeing very thirsty

ˇurinating often

ˇfeeling very hungry or tired

ˇlosing weight without trying

ˇhaving sores that heal slowly

ˇhaving dry, itchy skin

ˇlosingrepparttar 150900 feeling in your feet or having tingling in your feet

ˇhaving blurry eyesight

You may have had one or more of these signs before you found out you had diabetes. Or you may have had no signs at all. A blood test to check your glucose levels will show if you have pre-diabetes or diabetes.

What kind of diabetes do you have?

People can get diabetes at any age. Type 1 diabetes, formerly called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is usually first diagnosed in children, teenagers, or young adults. In this form of diabetes,repparttar 150901 beta cells ofrepparttar 150902 pancreas no longer make insulin becauserepparttar 150903 body's immune system has attacked and destroyed them.

Treatment for type 1 diabetes includes taking insulin shots or using an insulin pump, making wise food choices, being physically active, taking aspirin daily (for some), and controlling blood pressure and cholesterol.

What Are The Main Benefits Of Trampoline Exercise ?

Written by Paul Johnson

Many people might look at someone bouncing on a trampoline and wonder what allrepparttar excitement is about. Butrepparttar 150889 truth is, trampolines are great for physical fitness of children and adults, as well as for influencing other things such as balance.

Trampolines are used regularly by athletes who skate, dance, dive, or do gymnastics. That's because bouncing on a trampoline takes more than justrepparttar 150890 effort of jumping up and down. It takes coordination to achieve consistent height, balanced landings, andrepparttar 150891 ability to perform complex maneuvers without injury.

These athletes learn to hone skills important to their own sports, by usingrepparttar 150892 mechanics ofrepparttar 150893 trampoline. This can include techniques like turns, flips, and splits.

Children who learn how to use a trampoline properly, gain a new sense of freedom, andrepparttar 150894 thrill of soaring intorepparttar 150895 air. A few lessons can go a long way towards giving them a sense of achievement and self-confidence, especially if they have tried other, more difficult sports and not been successful.

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