Almost 3.5 million adults in the UK have been diagnosed with diabetes, new research has revealed, further indicating that since 2005 the number of those diagnosed has climbed by more than 65 per cent.
Following the results of its latest study, the British Heart Foundation has announced that an additional £3 million will be sunk into funding research for diabetes and heart disease.
The group has formed a partnership with Diabetes UK and Tesco in order to encourage millions of people in the country to eat better, make healthier lifestyle choices and get more exercise.
Diabetes can lead to the build-up of fatty deposits in arteries, which can result in coronary heart disease and increase your risk of a stroke or heart attack.
If you’re worried about how you’re eating and how this may impact on your health in the future, why not make an appointment a Nottingham nutritional therapy expert.
Symptoms of Type II diabetes include blurred vision, cuts that heal slowly, unexplained weight loss, feeling very tired or thirsty, and urinating more than usual, particularly at night time.
This form of diabetes occurs when the pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin to control the blood glucose level. Because of this, blood glucose levels can become very high, known as hyperglycaemia.
Making dietary changes can really help prevent the onset of Type II diabetes but it can be difficult to change the habits of a lifetime, which is why you may need to seek out the help of a qualified nutritional therapist.