Americans are obsessed with weight. We weigh too much, we’re told. Obesity will kill many of us. The truth is far more complicated. Part of that truth: a person’s weight is controlled by hundreds of different factors. And those are ones we know about.
Health & Wellness
Much of the blame for our increasing diabetes numbers is placed on our national obesity epidemic. But many of the “causes” of Type II diabetes are not clear cut. Here’s one you may not be aware of: sleeping less.
Spiking temperatures and increased exposure to the sun can pose particularly dangerous health risks for diabetics. With high summer temperature, experts caution that people with diabetes must take extra care to avoid serious, heat-related conditions.
Linked to lifestyle factors, Type 2 diabetes is taking over the planet. By 2020, it’s estimated over half of the population in the US will have diabetes or pre-diabetes. So far, we're up to 27 million. You one of them? If so, what are you doing about it?