|Can Diabetes Be Passed Down
Diabetes is a non-communicable disease in which the pancreas either totally ceases to produce or produces insufficient amount of insulin hormone, which is needed to convert glucose, obtained from sugar, starches and other foods, into energy.
As a result, the glucose levels in the blood begin to rise and give rise to symptoms such as increased urination, extreme thirst, and unexplained weight loss in addition to several other serious problems such as cardiovascular diseases, damage to your eyes -- diabetic retinopathy (blindness), damage to your kidneys -- diabetic nephropathy and damage to your nerves -- diabetic neuropathy.
Diabetes cannot be passed down from one person to another through sexual intercourse or by interchanging used needles, although there are hereditary risks involved. Genetics composition and family history (of people suffering from diabetes in your near family) greatly determines your chances of being prone to Type-1 diabetes. However, it is the sedentary lifestyle, poor eating habits and highly stressful lives of people that are responsible for causing Type-2 diabetes.
Maintaining an optimum body weight, healthy eating habits (nutritious and wholesome diet devoid of simple carbohydrates or sugars and drinking plenty of water), fixed meal timings, regular exercise regimen, and leading a stress-free life are all very vital to minimize the risk of diabetes. Lifestyle modification can greatly aid in controlling and treating diabetes. The intake of nutritional supplements such as multivitamins and mineral formulations greatly ensure proper growth, repair and functioning of all body organs, including your pancreas, which will ensure maximum performance of the organ and aid in controlling and treating diabetes.
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