3.30.17 in General
Healthy Mouth Sounds- Diabetes
Diabetes is a long time menace to overall health. There are 2 types of diabetes- Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus affects children and young adults. There is a lack of insulin production, which is required to move the sugar we intake from the blood stream to inside the cells.
Type 2 diabetes or “adult onset diabetes” is acquired and represents a relative lack of insulin’s ability to move sugar into cells. Type 2 Diabetes represents 90%-95% of diabetes. When glucose levels rise in the bloodstream often we see the following symptoms:
Weight loss when not intended
Slow healing wounds
This disease is usually diagnosed in people who are older and overweight. It is estimated that 80% of people who have Type 2 diabetes are overweight.
The good news about that is that, 90% of adult type 2 diabetics can reduce their blood sugars to normal, without medication, by implementing a healthy lifestyle.
So, what is a healthy lifestyle? Well, there are a number of elements to that answer including, diet, exercise, hygiene habits, & stress reduction, just to name a few.
Isabelle Simon, a Wellness consultant has a mantra that starts… Good health is a choice, not a chance.
At Family Dental Care, we could not agree more. Let us help you, help yourself to a healthy future. Stay tuned in and keep smiling. Dr W.