Diabetes, which is seen as an epidemic of the age, is increasing day by day. Stating that the effects of diabetes on various organs can progress to undesirable results, Anadolu Health Center Endocrinology and Metabolism Diseases Specialist Dr. Fazilet Türemen said, “Diabetes can be brought under control with a good follow-up and patient harmony. In particular, acting consciously and ensuring harmony with the treatment improves the quality of life of the patients.
Emphasizing that Type 2 diabetes is more common in the community, Anadolu Health Center Endocrinology and Metabolism Diseases Specialist Dr. Fazilet Türemen, “Type 2 diabetes is directly related to weight. However, there are many reasons why diabetes is seen so much in society. Inactivity, watching television, increasing the hours of using tablets and phones and unhealthy diet can trigger this disease.
Those with a family history of diabetes
Emphasizing that those with a family history of diabetes should be more careful, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases Specialist Dr. Fazilet Türemen said, “In diabetes, which is an insidious disease, individuals with a family history of diabetes, overweight, hypertension, heart disease and cholesterol problems are the most risky clusters. At this point, screening tests to be applied to risk clusters are important for early diagnosis of diabetes.
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It is possible to prevent diabetes
Stating that the period known as “hidden sugar” in the public is defined as pre-diabetes in the medical language and that the risk of diabetes increases in this period, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases Specialist Dr. Fazilet Türemen said, “We care about pre-diabetes because many steps such as taking certain precautions, using certain medications, changing life style or dieting can prevent a possible diabetes in this period.”
Regular exercise and a healthy diet reduce the risk of diabetes
Saying that it is possible to slow down diabetes in the age of hidden sugar, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases Specialist Dr. Fazilet Türemen said, “Changing the lifestyle, doing regular sports and eating healthy reduces the risk of diabetes. To provide weight control, which is valuable in this period. For this, it is very important to eat and move regularly.”
Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases Specialist Dr. Fazilet Türemen made training offers to diabetics:
- Start the exercise slowly and at a slow pace and gradually increase the pace. Don’t push yourself too hard.
- Always carry with you an inscription or bracelet stating that you have diabetes.
- Walk 3-5 times a week.
- If you have foot problems, choose sports that put less stress on the feet, such as swimming and cycling.
- Keep your sneakers and sports clothes where you can see them at all times. In this way, the training will always be on your mind.
- Check your feet frequently for redness and blisters.
- Keep glucose source foods with you during exercise.
- Avoid training late, do not train alone.
- Use a pedometer and aim for 10000 steps. Scientific studies show that those who use pedometers take 2500 more steps and lose more weight than those who do not.
- Drink enough water.
- Measure your blood sugar before and after exercise.
(BSHA-Science and Health News Agency)