Middle-aged men are twice as likely to develop Type 2 diabetes as their wives or girl friends, according to UK research, which shows the number of people with the condition has ballooned at an alarming rate in the last decade…
Statistics show that 6% of UK men aged 45 to 54 years have diabetes compared with 3.6% of women of the same age.
The figures are likely to be similar in other Western countries like Australia and New Zealand following similar lifestyle patterns.
Exercise and Weight Loss Reduce Risk
Although Type 2 diabetes has a genetic component it is also strongly linked to lifestyle and can be prevented in many cases by eating a healthy balanced diet and doing regular physical activity says Simon O’Neill, from Diabetes UK.
Research shows that losing weight can reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes in those at high risk by 58 per cent and physical activity can reduce the risk by 64 per cent.
Key Risk Factors
Risk factors for Type 2 diabetes include:
Complications with Slow Diagnosis
Type 2 diabetes can be undetected for 10 years or more and around half of people already have complications by the time they are diagnosed.
At risk waist measurements are 37 inches or more for men, except those of South Asian origin who are at risk at 35 inches or more, and 31.5 inches or more for all women.
ED Early Warning of Metabolic Disorder
Erectile dysfunction is an early warning of heart disease and perhaps also for pre-diabetic conditions. If you begin to suffer ED treat it like the “canary in the coal mine” and get yourself checked by a health professional.
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