People living with diabetes have increased health risks, including heart disease, loss of vision, amputation, and other risk, and could have problems finding affordable life insurance coverage, if they can even qualify for a policy,
Researchers found that the length of time a person is overweight directly relates to an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
University of Michigan researchers found that people with a greater body mass index over a longer period of time were at greater risk for becoming diabetic.
According to HealthDay News, Dr. John Anderson of the American Diabetes Association said studies show more kids and teens are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes than in the past.
"A disease that used to be confined to older people is creeping into high schools," Anderson said. "At best, this is alarming. This obesity epidemic we have is fueling an epidemic of [Type 2] diabetes in young people."
Individuals who are able to change their lifestyles and improve their health before the full onset of type 2 diabetes could save themselves from experiencing health problems later in life.
Several factors contribute to the possibility of developing diabetes, including your diet, exercise, and lifestyle. You can take steps in your younger years to help reduce the chance of type 2 diabetes, including eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and reducing the amount of food you eat that contains sugars, such as candy, ice cream, and soft drinks.
If you have diabetes and want to learn about life insurance you can visit Life Insurance for Diabetes to find out what insurers look for when considering diabetics for life insurance coverage and how you can find affordable life insurance plans.