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May overweight  cause of diabetes, hypertension and atherosclerosis?

Posted about 2 years ago
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There are different opinions as to whether diabetes causes overweight, or is the result of being overweight. Both are symptoms of metabolic syndrome, which is often a precursor to Type 2 diabetes. Uncontrolled diabetes is often indicated as a risk factor in atherosclerosis.

Posted about 1 year ago
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Being overweight increases the chances of developing the common type of diabetes, type 2 diabetes. If you are overweight, dropping some pounds, even a few can cut your risk of diabetes. There are many diet based strategies that will help you to prevent and manage type 2 diabetes. I recently got to read a blog about it ( http://www.physiomed.ca/blog/health-tips/diet-based-strategies-preventin... ). Find the weight loss strategy that works best for you and start following that.

Posted about 1 year ago
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Hi Kumar! I feel you may benefit by heading over to www.equalibras.co.uk.
Equalibras is a community - initiated by a dedicated group of health professionals - which has been specially created to provide valuable resources and information for people with prediabetes, diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and everyone else who has an interest in diet and lifestyle.

Posted about 11 months ago
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Hope this is helpful?

Posted about 9 months ago
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The opinions really differ on it, but being overweight is a big health risk for many diseases.

Posted about 9 months ago
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Overweight can increase the chance of diabetes. If one is diabetic, then they should really control their weight.

Posted about 8 months ago
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I am new here. I am struggling with finding social support in general and with my prediabetes as well. I am 63, live alone and have no supportive family or friends for my diabetes issues. It is hard. Online support is the best resource I have found for condition. I need new D-friends. Please help.

Posted about 8 months ago
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I am at a difficult age and the loneliness is hard to deal with, in addition to the daily diabetes self management.

A few years ago, I was put on second shift and working 4:30-8:30 pm Monday through Friday cuts out most social activities, even church. I could belong to a church small group, but my work schedule does not permit it. There are few daytime groups for people like me.

Add to this the fact that churches are no longer offering singles ministries and even the church that opened their doors to me when I was first divorced has closed its singles ministry. A few years ago, they started pushing us out the door and encouraged us to attend the senior citizens group--which was a bit premature.

So I have visited the senior citizens center in Lexington and it is a new, updated facility and totally free to anyone over age 60. However, there is a big gap in age between myself at age 63 and others at ages 90 and beyond. I am still physically active enough to do martial arts classes whereas this center offers seated exercises.

Smart phones have changed social interactions considerably. After church or a meeting, the first thing people do is get their phone out and look down at it rather than the person right in front of them. Then they leave the building and the chance for conversation is lost. This is true even for those of my generation.

In addition, some have the habit of not finishing a conversation. I will sit down to talk to another person, and just get started on a conversation when they see someone they know walk in the building. Then they start speaking to that other person and cut me off. It is hard.

My younger coworkers are not all courteous to me. Some are downright rude, while others will chat briefly with me. However, I work in an office that used to be a closet with no window, at a computer all by myself. The only time I speak to someone is when I get up from my desk to walk around.

Older family members and friends have died and it is hard to make new friends at my age.

In addition, I live alone. What more can I say. I do the best I can.

Posted about 8 months ago
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Hello CS81953. I am new on here. Someone in my diabetic support group on Facebook shared this site. I am not sure how people communicate on this site other than the forums, but feel free to reach out to me anytime.

Posted about 8 months ago
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I too cannot figure out this site. It is frustrating.

Posted about 8 months ago