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Why do adults get diabetes?
Diabetes is a serious disease, and it affects many older adults. People get diabetes when their blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. The good news is that you can take steps to delay or prevent type 2 diabetes, which is the most common form of the disease to develop in older adults.
Does blood sugar get higher with age?
Population studies confirm the finding that average blood glucose levels in the fasting state increase with age. This blood glucose gradient is statistically sig- nificant even when confounding factors, such as obes- ity, are considered.
What is one of the first signs of diabetes?
The early signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes can include:
- Frequent urination.
- Increased thirst.
- Always feeling hungry.
- Feeling very tired.
- Blurry vision.
- Slow healing of cuts and wounds.
- Tingling, numbness, or pain in the hands or feet.
- Patches of dark skin.
What is the life expectancy of someone with diabetes?
The range of estimated life expectancies is wide, depending on a person’s age, lifestyle factors, and treatments. At that time, for example: A 55-year-old male with type 2 diabetes could expect to live for another 13.2–21.1 years, while the general expectancy would be another 24.7 years.
What are the common causes of diabetes?
Viral or bacterial infection
What are some signs of being diabetic?
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How can diabetes be prevented in adults?
1) Get more physical activity. There are many benefits to regular physical activity. 2) Get plenty of fiber. Foods high in fiber include fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains and nuts. 3) Go for whole grains. 4) Lose extra weight. 5) Skip fad diets and just make healthier choices.