Two of the pathologies most common today among the world population are obesity and type 2 diabetes. It is estimated that almost 12% of Spanish society could suffer from some of these diseases with all that this implies for health. Diabesity is when the person in question suffers from both diseases, something that already occurs very frequently in both adults and children.
Currently it is a risk factor for health in case of suffering from Covid-19. That is why the health authorities emphasize avoiding suffering from diabesity, since otherwise the health of the infected person could be put at serious risk.
What is diabesity?
The obesity it is a fairly common disease in today’s society and It causes various pathologies such as type 2 diabetes. It is quite normal for a person who is overweight to develop type 2 diabetes. The combination of these is known as diabesity. Having such a pathology can cause the person in question to suffer serious health problems.
People hardly care about being overweight and do not take into account how dangerous it can be to health. Over time, the extra kilos cause a deterioration in the quality of life quite evident. There are studies that indicate that an obese person can have 10 years less to live than a person who leads a life healthy.
Unfortunately, the problem goes even further as more and more children those who suffer from diabetes due to the bad habits of life they lead. Apart from the increase in obesity cases, there is also an increase in cases of type 2 diabetes.
What are the risks of suffering from diabetes?
Suffering from diabesity can lead to various cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attacks, cerebrovascular diseases or high blood pressure.
Both obesity and type 2 diabetes have a direct relationship with various cardiovascular diseases, hence the importance of changing habits and choose a lifestyle that is as healthy as possible. Doing physical exercise and comer in a balanced and nutritious way is essential to avoid suffering from diabetes.
How to Prevent Diabesity
It is very important to teach children from a very young age to eat well and avoid foods that are highly harmful to health. such as the case of ultra-processed or industrial bakery. Apart from that, it is important to do sport almost daily to be able to spend enough energy and that fat does not end up accumulating in the body.
It is the job of parents to instill these habits in addition to leading by example. Experts on the subject insist that in most cases, if good habits are followed, obesity disappears and with it the risk of type 2 diabetes.
It may happen that despite eating well and exercising, the person barely loses weight. In such cases, it is important to start an adequate drug-based treatment that allows you to lose extra pounds.
In conclusion, diabesity is more and more present in today’s society. The presence of Covid-19 makes it much more urgent for people to become aware of the danger they pose to their health the fact of suffering from diabetes. Both obesity and type 2 diabetes are risk factors for health, something that increases much more if the person has been infected with the famous virus.