April 23, 2024 2:53 pm
Obesity leading to early onset of diabetes

A 22-year-old male student in Hanoi was recently examined for type 2 diabetes, which is considered rare. Despite struggling with obesity since childhood and unsuccessful attempts to lose weight, the patient sought medical help at the Central Endocrine Hospital after experiencing symptoms such as tiredness, increased thirst, and frequent urination.

Doctor Nguyen Manh Tuan from the Department of Adult Endocrinology noted that this was a rare case at the hospital, as type 2 diabetes typically occurs in middle-aged individuals. He explained that at the age of 22, the main risk factor for type 2 diabetes is obesity, along with a diet high in carbohydrates and fat, and lack of exercise. Dr. Tuan emphasized the importance of controlling blood sugar with insulin and setting weight control goals for the patient.

Aside from medical treatment, managing type 2 diabetes requires a healthy lifestyle approach. Dr. Tuan highlighted the impact of a suitable diet and exercise plan on the patient’s overall treatment process. It’s worth noting that type 2 diabetes is increasingly affecting younger individuals due to factors such as obesity, genetics, stress, and poor diet choices.

Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder that affects millions worldwide, including approximately 7 million individuals in Vietnam. The prevalence of pre-diabetes is also significant, with over half of cases going undiagnosed. To prevent obesity and diabetes, healthcare professionals recommend maintaining a balanced diet, regular exercise, and seeking medical attention for any unusual symptoms. In conclusion

Leave a Reply