It must be a very sad news for the Kardashian-Jenner clan after finding out that one of their family member- Rob Kardashian, has been diagnosed with diabetes.
Rob has been rushed to the hospital in Los Angeles over the weekend after feeling ill, reports E! Online. The tests results have been revealed, confirming that the 28- year old reality star had acquired the life-long disease.
It has not been disclosed if Rob got the Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, though. But the good news is that he is now back at home. “He’s home already. He went for a little and is fine now. It was a wake up call,” an insider told E!
We all know that diabetes is one of the most life threatening diseases that everyone could get. However, educating individuals about the chronic illness will proactively provide people on how to handle it.
So what are the facts about the most common disease? We compiled 12 helpful information about diabetes- its causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention.
Facts and causes, quoted from World Health Organization:
- Type 1 diabetes is characterized by a lack of insulin production and type 2 diabetes results from the body’s ineffective use of insulin.
- There is an emerging global epidemic of diabetes that can be traced back to rapid increases in weight, obesity and physical inactivity.
- Total deaths from diabetes are projected to rise by more than 50% in the next 10 years. Most notably, they are projected to increase by over 80% in upper-middle income countries.
Symptoms, via Diabetes.org:
- Feeling very thirsty and hungry- even though you are eating normal meals per day.
- Urinating more than usual, experiencing blurry vision, feeling extreme fatigue, and with cuts and bruises that are slow to heal.
- Extreme weight loss for Type 1 diabetes, while tingling, pain and numbness in hands and feet are common symptoms for Type 2 diabetes.
Treatment, as discussed in Medicinenet:
- Type 1 diabetes is treated with insulin, exercise and diabetic diet.
- Type 2 diabetes is treated with weight reduction through exercise and diabetic diet as well. More than that, oral medications are also vital. If taking prescriptions would not work, treatment with insulin is necessary.
- Pancreas transplantation has been studied in treatment for diabetes.
Prevention, according to Mayo Clinic:
- Physical activity. Regular exercise prevents acquiring diabetes. Engaging in physical activities can lower blood sugar and boost sensitivity to insulin.
- Eat food with plenty of fiber and whole grains.
- Have a low carb diet regularly.
While it is important to take note of these details, the most essential thing to do if one is prone to diabetes, is to change your eating habits and lifestyle into a healthier one.