“Diabetes is the leading cause of Heart Disease, Stroke, Blindness, Kidney Failure and Lower limb Amputation.” World Diabetes Day!
Diabetes is a medical condition that impairs the body’s ability to process glucose, otherwise known as sugar that circulates in the blood. It is a prevalent condition in the African region, as adults between 20-79 years of age are living with the disease. According to IDF, Africa has the highest proportion of undiagnosed diabetes with 69.2% being unaware of their condition, and in Nigeria, David Akijobi believes 5 million Nigerians are living with the disease.
There are three types of Diabetes:
Gestational diabetes: This type occurs in women during pregnancy when the body can become less sensitive to insulin. Gestational diabetes does not occur in all women and usually resolves after giving birth.
Type 1 diabetes: This is caused by an inadequate production of insulin by the pancreas, which is located just behind the stomach. Those who suffer from it will need the injection of artificial insulin to stay alive. The exact cause is unknown, but other factors are genetics and environmental factors.
Type 2 diabetes: Primarily occurring due to obesity, a lack of exercise and genetics, Type 2 diabetes can be identified by a high blood sugar, insulin resistance, and relative lack of insulin. Here, the body is unable to main glucose levels by either producing too much or too little insulin. Maintaining a healthy body weight, excising regularly and eating properly are ways to avoid and treat type 2 diabetes.
At Meadow Hall Sports Academy, you can attain physical fitness by using our body weight gym, playing football on our football turf, swimming, playing tennis, basketball and even volleyball. We care about your health and look forward to helping you maintain/improve it.
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