A diabetic onset does not occur immediately, but progresses over time. Upon the onset of diabetes, several symptoms may be noticed such as frequent urination, extreme thirst, extreme hunger, weight loss, and fatigue. Many of these symptoms can be, and often are, overlooked. This is unfortunate, because the earlier the disease is diagnosed the sooner treatment can begin and the less chance a person has of developing serious complications.


Adult Onset Diabetic


An adult onset diabetic is a type-2 diabetic. An adult diabetic onset is most commonly caused by insulin resistance, a condition in which the body can no longer process blood sugar correctly and use it for energy. The symptoms of diabetes, no matter when the diabetic onset occurs, are basically the same for all types. One favorable difference between adult onset diabetes and other types is that it is far more preventable. In many cases, if a person at risk of type-2 diabetes keeps a healthy diet and exercises regularly, they can prolong the development of the disease or prevent it altogether.

Type-2 diabetes is no longer called adult onset diabetes because of the increase of children which have developed the disease over the last two decades. Mostly this occurs in children who are obese or overweight. For this reason, it is even more important to know who is at risk, and begin taking steps to control weight factors. People at the highest risk for developing type-2 diabetes are:

Those who are overweight. This is the primary risk factor for type 2 diabetes. According to the Mayo Clinic, the more fatty tissue you have, the more resistant to insulin your cells will become.

Those who store fat around the abdomen. People who store fat around their abdomen, as opposed  to their hips or thighs are at a much higher risk of developing metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and many other metabolic conditions.

Those who are inactive. Physical activity allows you to control your weight and causes your cells to process blood sugar more efficiency.

Those with a family history of diabetes. The risk of type 2 diabetes is increase if your parent of sibling has the disease.

Those of a certain ethic background. People of African American, Hispanic, Asian American, and Native American decent are more prone to developing the disease.

Those of a certain age. Although a diabetic onset can occur at any age, the risks are still greater in people over 45.


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