Diabetes is rated the "fastest growing health crisis of our time", with the number of people in the UK diagnosed doubling in 20 years. Nearly 3.7million people in the UK were known to have the condition in figures released in February 2018, with a further million thought to be unaware they are diabetic. Type 2 is the fast-rising form of the disease, with a strong link to obesity. Untreated it can lead to amputations, blindness, kidney illness, stroke and heart disease - putting a huge burden on the NHS. But it can be reversed with changes to a healthier lifestyle. Here we explain the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, the symptoms and warning signs to look out for, and the treatments that can make a difference... What is diabetes? Diabetes occurs when the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood becomes higher than normal. This happens when the body can't make the hormone insulin, or stops responding to it. How to test for diabetes The standard test is first for glucose in … [Read more...] about Early signs of diabetes to watch out for and how to reduce your risk
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An expectant mother claims she was FAT SHAMED by a midwife who allegedly told her to lose weight at 21 weeks pregnant Mum-of-four Karene Eggleton said she felt 'happy and healthy' going for a routine checkup at her local antenatal clinic She was left feeling 'greatly ashamed and embarrassed' after a midwife allegedly told her she needed to 'lose weight and go on a diet'. The 44-year-old from Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia said she usually weighs a modest 9st 12lbs [63kg] and stands at 5ft 1inches, meaning her BMI sits at 25 - just over 2lbs [1kg] from the healthy weight range set by the national guidelines. The size 12 accountant claims she was told this information by a midwife at the Wagga Wagga Base Hospital during a checkup at their antenatal clinic last month She added that this was the 'first time ever' that her weight had been raised as an issue during any of her prior three pregnancies. Karene said: "On top of my regular visits to my normal doctor, I also need to visit … [Read more...] about Mum ‘fat-shamed’ by midwife who told her to lose weight and go on diet
A SLIMMING World member who was named 'Miss Slinky' after shedding half her 19 stone body weight revealed her confidence was shattered after a consultant from the company accidentally texted her a message MOCKING her weight gain. Jennifer Ginley-Hagan, 28, from Liverpool, received the cruel message in June this year after going for a blind weight in - when you are weighed, but the group consultant doesn't tell you what the scales say. The message from the unnamed leader, which Jennifer accidentally received, said: "So Princess P had a blind weigh today. Plus 5!! She is only 5st lighter. Weighs 14st 4lbs!!" The text ended with a 'crying laughing' emoji. Jennifer, who has returned to her slimming group after regaining some weight, revealed what had happened on her Instagram page. She said: ""It SICKENS me that I am having to make this public but I can only take so many LIES. I have never made this public for the sake of the person involved but I now do not care as I am being blamed for … [Read more...] about I was desperate to lose weight – but then my SLIMMING CONSULTANT accidentally sent me a text message mocking me
DEADLY diet pills are being sold to teenagers on Instagram for as little as 90p, a Sun investigation has found. The social media site — which is filled with images of celebrities showing off their slim figures — is allowing dealers across the globe to sell the lethal pills to girls as young as 13. Some dealers promise the pills, which have been linked to dozens of deaths across the UK, will be on your doorstep in as little as three days. It comes as a new weight-loss pill dubbed the “holy grail” in the fight against obesity is revealed. Trials of Lorcaserin have found it to shed pounds while also being the first weight-loss drug ever deemed to be safe for long-term use. But the drugs being sold on Instagram are anything but safe. The Sun found dealers were advertising the sale of dinitrophenol (DNP) — an industrial chemical used as a pesticide which has been linked to five deaths this year alone and is illegal for human consumption. They are … [Read more...] about Instagram drug dealers are selling deadly diet pills to teenagers desperate to lose weight for as little as 90p
DIABETES is a life-long health condition which affects around 3.5 million people in the UK alone. Experts estimate there are up to 549,000 people living with diabetes who don't know it yet. But what is it exactly and what are the difference between the two types? What is diabetes? It is a condition caused by high levels of glucose - or sugar - in the blood. Glucose levels are so high because the body is unable to properly use it. In people diagnosed with diabetes, their pancreas doesn't produce any insulin, or not enough insulin. Insulin is a hormone typically produced by the pancreas and allows glucose to enter the cells in the body, where it's used for energy. What are the signs to look out for with diabetes? The common signs you may have diabetes include: going to the toilet a lot, especially at night being really thirsty feeling more tired than usual losing weight, without trying to genital itching or thrush cuts and wounds that take longer to heal blurred vision The … [Read more...] about How to check for diabetes, what are the symptoms and what’s the difference between types 1 and 2?