According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes is a problem with your body that causes blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise higher than normal. This is also called hyperglycemia. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. If you have type 2 diabetes your body does not use insulin properly. This is called insulin resistance. At first, your pancreas makes extra insulin to make up for it. But, over time it isn’t able to keep up and can’t make enough insulin to keep your blood glucose at normal levels.
Understanding your risk of Type 2 Diabetes is extremely important. If you regularly eat processed foods or do not control your blood pressure you may be at a high risk for Type 2 Diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes regularly has adult onset, so keep up with medical appointments to assess your risk.
Ways To Help Fight Diabetes Type 2
While there is no absolute cure for diabetes – type 1 or type 2 – there are treatment plans that can help people suffering from Type 2 Diabetes achieve remission. If you are looking to contribute to finding a cure for Type 2 Diabetes, there are many different ways you can help.
Live A Healthy Lifestyle
To effectively manage diabetes, people need to manage their blood sugar levels, eat diabetes-friendly meals, exercise regularly and keep up with medical appointments to monitor their progress. In many cases, healthy weight loss can help drive Type 2 Diabetes to remission. Making a lifestyle change can be difficult, but once you start seeing the results of your efforts, you will enjoy it and have a much better quality of life.
Help Raise Money For Research
Finding a cure for diabetes requires extensive, ongoing research. This research is often severely underfunded, which has allowed for various foundations to emerge and help raise money for this research. There are many different organizations that help raise money for diabetes research. They often have events you can participate in, such as walks, runs or silent auction events. If you don’t have much time to offer, you can subscribe to an organization to regularly give tax-deductible donations on a monthly basis.
Participate In A Diabetes Clinical Study
One of the most important parts of the research process for a new medication or treatment is to actually test them on people. While it may seem scary to try a medication or treatment that is brand new and experimental, there are many benefits to participating in a clinical study. Your overall health will be very closely monitored, so any complications that may arise will be immediately dealt with. You will be giving a valuable contribution to science, be part of a possible cure and possibly help millions of people suffering from Type 2 Diabetes.
If you think you might be a good fit for a Type 2 Diabetes clinical study, please let us know.