(Taiwanese English report / interview report Zhu Mingzhu) Every 8 seconds in the world, one person died of diabetes, the prevalence rate of 65 years older was 29.9%, and one was a patient for every four elderly people. In 2017, the number of patients with diabetes in Taiwan exceeded 2.3 million, and continued to grow at a rate of 25,000 a year. Diabetes has become an epidemic that has devastated the world. With a new vision of preventive medicine, precise prevention in advance has become a new mainstream treatment for the disease.
Every year, 6-22% of patients pre-diabetes are on diabetes because patients with no obvious symptoms often do not know rickets, but in recent years, medical evidence has confirmed that pre-diabetes can be accurately displayed and assessed by the insulin resistance index. According to nearly 5000 data from known health management centers, patients with an abnormal index of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR ≥ 2), even if blood sugar is normal, there is still one in five risk of diabetes.
The main cause of insulin resistance is excessive fat, especially in patients with dirty fats, body fat and fatty liver. Most diabetic patients … often the body does not respond well to insulin, causing "insulin resistance," and the pancreas must compensate for more insulin to reduce blood sugar.
Ma Venia, MD, said that if the index is impedance 5, this means that the body has to allocate 5 times the insulin to lower blood sugar. When cells are aging, 5 times insulin can not be produced, blood sugar will increase.
Pre-diabetes (insulin-resistant) did not take preventive action. After 15 years, up to 60% has developed into diabetes, and the most effective way to improve insulin resistance is to increase muscle mass, change body composition, and improve blood sugar metabolism.
Dr. Lai Sia said that diabetes is not only hereditary but also closely related to diet, exercise, and lifestyle habits. In addition, how effective it appears, detects symptoms, learns the golden period of prevention and initiates action at an early stage is the key to changing the disease.