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thing Words: Christine Michael, Jessie Bland | PhotograPhs: Getty Images Sweet As the UK’s collective wAistline expAnds, so does yoUr risK of developing diAbetes | slug| very 10 minutes, three people in the uK discover they have diabetes. The number of cases has risen alarmingly, from 1.4 million in 1996 to 2.8 million now, according to the charity Diabetes uK (www.diabetes. org.uk). And the forecast for the future isn’t any better: by 2025, it’s expected diabetes will affect more than four million people. Around 90% of these will have Type 2 diabetes, which is related to our ageing population and rising obesity rates. Type 2 diabetes in young people was once almost unheard of, but today there are an estimated 500 cases in the uK, mostly in obese teenagers. Type 1 diabetes, which generally develops in children and young adults, is also rising – at around 3% a year, especially in the under-fives. Diabetes is serious; it’s the most common condition of the hormone system and occurs when blood sugar levels are consistently raised above the norm. It reduces life expectancy by up to 10 years in Type 2 diabetes and in Type 1 by up to 15 years. This is mainly because diabetes increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. But with the right medications, diet and lifestyle, people with diabetes can stay well and live life to the full. > www.athomemagazine.co.uk SEPTEMBER 2012 | 071 E http://www.diabetes http://www.org.uk http://www.athomemagazine.co.uk

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of AT Home with Dr Chris Steele - September 2011

EDITOR’S LETTER
A DOCTOR’S WELCOME
NEWS UPFRONT
SAVE THE DATE
A SENSITIVE TOUCH
UNDER THE HOOD
CELEBRITY HEALTH SECRETS
THE BIG INTERVIEW
TV HIGHLIGHTS
WHAT A MARVEL
OUCH, THAT HURTS
A HAPPY HEART
WAVE GOODBYE TO SMOKING
EYE SEE!
AN EARFUL
THE LOWDOWN ON DIABETES
HARD TO STOMACH?
GUT REACTION
ARTHRITIC AND UNDER 30?
SHRINK ME
FIGHTING FIT
BREAST CANCER
BOOST YOUR BONE DENSITY
TRYING TO CONCEIVE?
VEIN HOPE
ON THE BALL
CAN HE BREAK HIS PENIS?
TIME FOR A TOP UP
ULTRA SWIFT SUPPERS
SO, YOU THINK YOU’RE EATING RIGHT?
GLUTEN-FREE FOODS ON TEST
AGE-PROOF YOUR FACE
PEARLY WHITES
COSMETIC SURGERY
COMING SOON
TOP HEALTH TIPS
WORK WELLNESS
DON’T SWEAT IT
PLANNING AHEAD
STAYING MOBILE
LAST WORD

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