Diabetes is a growing epidemic in Mexico, the United States and Canada. Every year, this disease strikes more children than ever before and younger adults are developing Type 2 Diabetes. There are many causes of Diabetes Mellitus; most of it is attributed to poor food choices, lack of exercise and excess body weight. Making lifestyle changes before Diabetes affects you, especially for people with a history of Diabetes in their family, is extremely important.
There are many misconceptions about Diabetes and its causes and effects. It is not a disease that means you cannot eat any sugar nor “have any fun”…. What it does mean is that you need to control your blood glucose levels (blood sugar) by testing your blood daily (often multiple times) and taking your medications and eating well and exercising. Diet and exercise is the key to a long and healthy life. Sadly, many Diabetics ignore the warnings and continue down a destructive path of denial. Once you have been diagnosed with Diabetes, you’re chances of heart problems, kidney problems, skin and foot problems, chances of stroke and vision problems dramatically increase. Taking excellent care of your body, maintaining proper blood sugar levels and kidney functions will prolong your life. It is imperative that you drink plenty of water, cut out sugar, starches and high glycemic index foods plus see your doctor regularly. You should also have your eyes checked twice a year to prevent retina issues, cataracts and glaucoma. Daily foot checks are also important to make sure you have no cuts or foot ulcers which can lead to amputation if not taken care of immediately.
If you have Diabetes Mellitus and have been experiencing complications, there are new and innovative treatments available here in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, including artificial pancreas and stem cell treatments that can extend your life. If you are interested in learning more, please send us an email or fill out our Contact Us for More Info form on the front page of our website.