24. Could you have diabetes?
Diabetes is increasing on a global scale. Even more concerning is the fact that you could be a sufferer without knowing it. Here’s what is has to do with diet and activity levels.
Diabetes is a chronic and incurable disease with nasty complications, such as blindness, kidney failure, stroke and nerve damage.
Diabetes is not new – in the seventeenth century it was called the ‘pissing evil’ – but it is on the increase. There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 is more commonly found in children and young adults and is treated with a strict diet and insulin injections. It’s Type 2 that is on the increase and is strongly linked to obesity and a lack of activity. There are other risk factors over which we have no control, ...