#WorldHealthDay #diabetes information and changes you can make today

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“World Health Day is celebrated every year on the founding day of the World Health Organization. Established in 1950 this event has a theme each year to draw attention to a current world health issue. The WHO puts together regional, local, and international events on this day related to that theme. Local governments also tend to jump on this band-wagon, after all, global health means everyone!”

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On this day you may think about your own health… what changes can you make?

Do you eat well? Do you sleep well? Do you rest? Do you exercise?

Make time for exercise (10 minutes of HIIT a day is sufficient)… get your diet in check and it will all come together.

World Health Day 2016 is focusing on halting the rise in Diabetes. This is such an important subject and thankfully the awareness is growing, it is estimated over 422 million people have #diabetes and this number is rising.

Diabetes is one of the greatest epidemics of our time partly due to the quality of our diets. More than 4 million people in the UK have been diagnosed with Diabetes and THIS needs to change.

So what is the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes?

You may associate type 1 and type 2 diabetes as having higher than normal blood sugar levels, however, the cause and development of the conditions are actually different.

Here is what Diabetes.co.uk say are the differences:

Type 1 Usually diagnosed in childhood, not associated with excess body weight it cannot be controlled without taking insulin.

Type 2 usually diagnosed over 30 years, often associated with excess body weight it is possible to come off the medication through up to date diet protocols and regular exercises.

What are the Signs and Symptoms?

•Going to the toilet a lot, especially at night.
•Being really thirsty.
•Feeling more tired than usual.
•Losing weight without trying to.
•Genital itching or thrush.
•Cuts and wounds take longer to heal.
•Blurred vision.

Can it be cured without medication?

Research from the university of Newcastle states that type 2 diabetes is “not inevitably life-long”:

“Our work has shown that type 2 diabetes is not inevitably progressive and life-long. We have demonstrated that in people who have had type 2 diabetes for 4 years or less, major weight loss returns insulin secretion to normal.”

“A crucial point is that individuals have different levels of tolerance of fat within liver and pancreas… once a person crosses their personal fat threshold, type 2 diabetes develops. Once they successfully lose weight and go below their personal fat threshold, diabetes will disappear.”

This is brilliant news and shows that the rise in this crisis can be beaten with weight loss and a healthy diet!

I hope this post has been helpful for you today in thinking about your own health… ONLY YOU CAN CHANGE IT.


As I always say if you are ALL OR NOTHING then start today.. ditch the sugar and jump on one of my FREE Kick Start programmes CLICK HERE.

If you want to take the SCENIC ROUTE then start making some changes… maybe look at your breakfast first … then move to lunch… then let’s look at caffeine… this will still get you to where you want to be but will just be in your own time.

Here at KSFL we focus on nutrition for health and create bespoke programmes for conditions. If you have a condition and just want to ask some questions and see how you can take the first step send us an email at lauren@ksflgroup.com .

Look at our selection of online programmes to suit all abilities HERE

Find a live KSFL class near you HERE

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Research and quotes taken from:

University of Newcastle

Daily Mail


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