Type II Diabetes Gives Way to Kidney and Heart Diseases

A new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology has revealed that people suffering from Type II Diabetes with higher blood sugar levels are more likely to get affected by kidney and heart diseases.

The study was carried out by researchers from the University Of Pittsburg Graduate School Of Public Health. It also suggests that exercising even moderately regardless of the body’s weight can reduce the risk of suffering from Type II Diabetes. Higher blood sugar levels in the body do not only leave adverse effect on heart and kidney, but also pose risk of having blood vessel, nerve and eye disease.

The researchers involved 1,700 men and women with ages 15 to 59 years old and conducted the study on them for six years. It was found that those exercised moderately for 30 minutes a day had less chances of getting affected with diabetes, as compared to those following lethargic lifestyle. Moderate exercising is associated with reducing blood sugar levels.

The findings of the study show a ray of hope to those with excess weight or obesity. They also recommend people to follow a healthy lifestyle, so as to dampen the risk of Type II Diabetes, which further gives birth to many diseases.

In the United States, 90 to 95 percent of 17 million people are suffering from Type II Diabetes and are accustomed of taking insulin.