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January 29, 2018 5 min read 19 Comments

Diabetes is a disease that involves problems with the hormone insulin. Typically the pancreas (one of your organ located behind your stomach) releases insulin to help your body store and use the sugar and fat from the food you eat. Diabetes develops when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin.

There is no cure for diabetes. The good news it can be reversed. 

FACTS:

Heart disease death rates are also two to four times as high as adults without diabetes. People with diabetes are two to four times more likely to suffer a stroke.

Each year 12,000 to 24,000 people lose their sight because of diabetes. Diabetes is the leading cause of new blindness in people 20 to 74 years of age.

People with this disease like me, must manage the disease and stay healthy to stave off, blindness, heart failure, poor circulation which can lead to amputation, blindness, stroke, or when the body does.

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Just Beat It

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I have type 2 Diabetes – which simply means I did not have the disease when I was a child.  I developed it when I became an adult.  Those with type 2 diabetes take insulin or other blood sugar-lowering medications to keep their blood sugar under control (low).

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There are about 27 million people in the United State living with diabetes, and another 86 million have prediabetes: Their blood glucose is not normal, but not high enough to be diabetes yet.

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In Canada, there are approximately 3.4 million people living with diabetes, and another 5.7 million have prediabetes.  Canadian statistics

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Key Statistics[1]

2015

2025

Estimated diabetes prevalence (n/%)

3.4 million/9.3%

5 million/12.1%

Estimated prediabetes prevalence in Canada (n/%) (age 20+)

5.7 million/22.1%

6.4 million/23.2%

Estimated diabetes prevalence increase (%)

44% from 2015-2025

Estimated diabetes cost increase (%)

25% from 2015-2025

Impact of diabetes

Diabetes complications are associated with premature death. It is estimated that one of ten deaths in Canadian adults was attributable to diabetes in 2008/09.[2]

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People with diabetes are over three times more likely to be hospitalized with cardiovascular disease, 12 times more likely to be hospitalized with end-stage renal disease and over 20 times more likely to be hospitalized for a non-traumatic lower limb amputation compared to the general population.[3]

Thirty percent of people with diabetes have clinically relevant depressive symptoms; individuals with depression have an approximately 60% increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.3

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Foot ulceration affects an estimated 15-25% of people with diabetes. One-third of amputations in 2011-2012 were performed on people reporting a diabetic foot wound.[4]

Some populations are at higher risk of type 2 diabetes, such as those of South Asian, Asian, African, Hispanic or Aboriginal descent, those who are overweight, older or have low income. Diabetes rates are 3-5 times higher in First Nations, a situation compounded by barriers to care for Aboriginal people.

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Fifty-seven percent of Canadians with diabetes reported they cannot adhere to prescribed treatment due to the high out-of-pocket cost of needed medications, devices and supplies. The average cost for these supports is >3% of income or >$1,500.[5]

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As a result of stigma or fear of stigma, 37% of Canadians with type 2 diabetes surveyed by the Canadian Diabetes Association reported they do not feel comfortable disclosing their diabetes.[6]

From the American Diabetes Society Facts About Type 2

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes.

In type 2 diabetes, your body does not use insulin properly. This is called insulin resistance. At first, the pancreas makes extra insulin to make up for it. But, over time your pancreas isn’t able to keep up and can’t make enough insulin to keep your blood glucose levels normal. Type 2 is treated with lifestyle changes, oral medications (pills), and insulin.

When glucose builds up in the blood instead of going into cells, it can cause two problems:

Right away, your cells may be starved for energy.

Over time, high blood glucose levels may hurt your eyes, kidneys, nerves or heart.

Some people with type 2 can control their blood glucose with healthy eating and being active. But, your doctor may need to also prescribe oral medications or insulin to help you meet your target blood glucose levels. Type 2 usually gets worse over time – even if you don’t need medications at first, you may need to later on.

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Some groups have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than others. Type 2 diabetes is more common in African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, as well as the aged population.

Patient Education Materials — Taking Care of Type 2 Diabetes

This two-page introduction to type 2 diabetes is in PDF format so you can download it, print it, and hand it out to patients.

You can also download the Spanish version.

The good news

You can live a long and healthy life by keeping your blood glucose (sugar) levels in the target range set by you and your health-care provider. You can do this by:

  • Eating healthy meals and snacks
  • Enjoying regular physical activity
  • Monitoring your blood glucose (sugar) using a home blood glucose meter*
  • Aiming for a healthy body weight
  • Taking diabetes medications including insulin and other medications, if prescribed by your doctor
  • Managing stress effectively

* Discuss with your health-care provider how often you should measure your blood glucose (sugar) level.

KNOW YOUR NUMBERS

11 is too high – Canadians

2 hours after meals: 5.0 to 10.0 mmol/L or 5.0 to 8.0 mmol/L if A1c targets are not being met.

200 or more is too high 300 – go to the emergency - Americans

Target blood sugar levels before meals for people with type 2 diabetes are 70 to 130, and less than 180 within one to two hours after the start of a meal.

TEA & DIABETES

Why Drinking Tea May Help Prevent and Manage Type 2 Diabetes

Through a complex biochemical reaction, tea — especially green tea — helps sensitize cells so they are better able to metabolize sugar. Green tea is good for people with diabetes because it helps the metabolic system function better.”

2013 research review published in the Diabetes and Metabolism Journal outlined the potential benefits of tea when it comes to diabetes as well as obesity, which is a risk factor for diabetes. It highlighted a Japanese study that found that people who drank 6 or more cups of green tea a day were 33 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than were people who drank less than a cup of green tea a week. It also reported on Taiwanese research that found that people who drank green tea regularly for more than a decade had smaller waists and a lower body fat composition than those who weren't regular consumers of green tea.

Drinking tea for diabetes is such a good idea because tea contains substances called polyphenols, which are antioxidants found in every plant. “Polyphenols help reduce oxidative stress and cause vasodilation (widening of the arteries), which decreases blood pressure, prevents clotting, and reduces cholesterol,” Dr. Steinbaum says. All of these activities reduce the risk of heart disease, which is elevated in people with diabetes. Polyphenols in green tea can also help regulate glucose in the body, helping to prevent or control diabetes.

Black Tea. Black tea is highly recommended for those with diabetes, as it contains a special polysaccharide compound that acts almost exactly like the diabetes drugs Precose and Glyset.

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Herbal teas offer tremendous benefits and can also help lower blood sugar.

 

 


19 Responses

Scott Gilliland
Scott Gilliland

June 08, 2018

I know so little about Diabeties and I almost feel a little ignorant for it now.

Lauren
Lauren

June 08, 2018

Very informative piece! I will share this with my friend who is diabetic.

Lara | Grits in the City
Lara | Grits in the City

June 07, 2018

It is so scary what a balancing act finding that target zone really is. I didn’t realize the potential benefits of tea. That part was especially interesting to learn more about.

Emily
Emily

June 07, 2018

So many people don’t take blood sugar levels and diabetes seriously unless it affects them. Thanks for sharing the info!

Simerbir Singh
Simerbir Singh

June 07, 2018

This is really an informative post. Thanks for sharing.

koul razdan
koul razdan

June 07, 2018

Very informative blog, My father is diabetic and I’m going to share this with him. Thanks for sharing.

Monique Ruffin
Monique Ruffin

June 07, 2018

Diabetes runs in my family. Thank you for posting this. I am hypoglycemia and my sugar drops alot but with a new diet plan and working out I have it under control.

Tropically Twisted
Tropically Twisted

June 06, 2018

This is a very well thought out piece!

Poorna
Poorna

June 06, 2018

Interesting post, to say the very least. Will share this with a friend who’s suspecting she’s diabetic.

vaishali
vaishali

June 06, 2018

When I opened your post I didnt realize b the title what this was going to be about. Great information!

anshul
anshul

June 06, 2018

This is an incredible piece of information. Diabetes is such a huge problem but hardly anyone knows how to work on a solution. Although, TBH, I did hear a lot of benefits about Herbal Tea but never saw anyone vouching on them.

KiKi
KiKi

June 05, 2018

You truly taught me something today!!

Rianna Stavrides
Rianna Stavrides

June 05, 2018

Thank you for making me understand diabetes more. My Dad has it but I never really tried to learn what he is going through. Now I feel like I can better take care of him when he is in town.

evelyn hernandez
evelyn hernandez

June 05, 2018

My grandmother is a diabetic, wish she would have been more careful with her health.

Justice
Justice

June 05, 2018

Lots of stuff I didn’t know. Thanks for sharing.

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June 06, 2018

I never knew tea help fight this deadly disease. I’m off to share this post with my best friend. Thanks so much!
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Juli
Juli

June 05, 2018

I didnt even know this information, so useful at a time like this.

Monika
Monika

June 05, 2018

My Grandmother has diabetes for over 20 years now, no wonder she always drinks black tea! Nice article, very informational

Phill Slater
Phill Slater

June 05, 2018

Really informative post. It made me realise how little I know about this disease.

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