This video is meant to expand your general knowledge about living a healthy life and is NOT a substitute for seeking medical advice. Please consult with your doctor before making changes in your health practices, diet and self-care.
In this video, chiropractor Brad Heineck sits down with pharmacist Chris Hutchinson to demystify the growing global health threat of diabetes and the impact it has on the body, head to toe.
This video is on the longer side, but it covers all the most important knowledge points, including the symptoms and treatments related to diabetes.
According to the World Health Organisation in 2014, 8.5 per cent of adults aged 18 years and older had diabetes. In 2019, diabetes was the direct cause of 1.5 million deaths.
Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high.
There are two main types of diabetes:
- Type 1 diabetes – where the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the cells that produce insulin
- Type 2 diabetes – where the body does not produce enough insulin, or the body’s cells do not react to insulin
Learn more about diabetes here.
View the original video here.
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