Health and Welbeing
Many people could be affected with diabetes without knowing itMonday, 09 July 2012
Hundreds of thousands of Swedes have type 2 diabetes without the disease being detected a new report say as part of a new study.
2 diabetes is a widespread disease that is now creeping into the
younger age of the population. The number of victims between who are
affected between the ages of 30 and 60 years, who are obese is
increasing rapidly, according to new report which Swedish television
In Sweden, 350 000 are diagnosed with diabetes, but
studies show that at least as many have the disease without being
detected. Also the same suffers from the impaired glucose tolerance,
and of these one in four within three years go on to developed type two
"This is remarkable! The younger you are at the onset
of the disease, the greater the risk you are on the route to severe
complications such as heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure and
blindness. In the worst case scenario, it can lead to blindness," says
diabetes nurse Britt-Marie Carlsson, chairman of the Swedish Society of
nurses in diabetes care, according to Swedish television.
sneaky aspect about this disease is that you can walk around with type
two diabetes without having any symptoms. Yet they have a higher risk
of cardiovascular disease," says Carl Johan Östgren, a professor at
In countries where people once died of
starvation, they now die more and more of obesity and type 2 - diabetes
which is increasing dramatically worldwide.
increasingly, younger people get the disease because of obesity. Today,
one in two men and six out of ten women aged 30 to 60 years who are
obese or have a BMI over 30, according to new statistics from the
Swedish Diabetes Register.
The UN has now classified type two
diabetes as a global threat, and above all the disease is exploding the
most populous countries China and India.
According to the
Swedish medical authorities, often the case is that patients who come
in for a heart attack is found to have type two diabetes. In most cases
it is considered an early detection but it always most often turn out
to be that disease has been there and that its detection was too late.
want to detect type two diabetes earlier, because proper treatment can
dramatically reduce the complications of the disease," says Carl Johan
by Scancomark.se Team
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