Catching It Early: Doctors Seeing Rise In Diabetes In Younger Population – CBS Pittsburgh

“Screening early makes sense, diabetes is on the rise, weight problems is on the increase, were seeing diabetes in much higher incidence in our youth,” Dr. Kellis says.It is impacting individuals in an age group that never used to provide diabetes a thought however Dr. Kellis says the repercussions are serious. Kellis says throughout this National Diabetes Awareness Month they are trying to sound the alarm because the numbers are alarming.”Were seeing that diabetes begins to increase in occurrence around 35 and above,” she states.

PITTSBURGH (KDKA)– In alarming numbers, more individuals are discovering they have diabetes.That affected population is getting younger.READ MORE: Mayor Bill Peduto Arrives In Scotland For UN Climate Change ConferenceDr. Mary Vouyiouklis Kellis from the Cleveland Clinic says the trend is troubling and prompting an alert.”The job force altered the standards and reduce the age of screening of individuals with obesity and obese to 35 years old rather of 40 years of ages,” she explains.Diabetes can no longer be considered something that only occurs to older individuals.”Screening early makes good sense, diabetes is on the rise, obesity is on the rise, were seeing diabetes in much higher occurrence in our youth,” Dr. Kellis says.It is impacting individuals in an age that never ever utilized to give diabetes a thought but Dr. Kellis states the repercussions are serious.”It is the leading cause of blindness it can trigger bleeding behind the eyes,” she states. “It can affect kidney function, it can affect the nerves and trigger nerve damage. It can cause erectile dysfunction. It can even impact mental health and state of mind. Its very crucial that we resolve this as soon as we know that someone has this illness.”WATCH: Leading A Health LifestyleSpecifically, you should be evaluated “If youre over the age of 35, and you have a BMI over 25 or 30, then you can be screened for pre-diabetes or diabetes with this blood test.”READ MORE: Two People Taken To The Hospital Following House Fire In BaldwinAnd if your glucose levels put you in pre-diabetes, Type II or Type I treatment might need medication but will absolutely involve lifestyle changes.Dr. Kellis states it starts with “seeing a nutritionist, increasing exercise, minimizing refined sugars, white bread, white pasta, eliminating all sweet drinks and desserts, and weight loss.”How much workout?”We advise 150 minutes a week, and which could be broken, you know, broken down throughout the week,” Dr. Kellis says. “If youre someone who never ever exercises you know, just getting up out of the sofa and walking after your meals is a great start.”Then she states to include some soft weights and advance on to activities like yoga, pilates, or cycling.Dr. Kellis says during this National Diabetes Awareness Month they are trying to sound the alarm since the numbers are alarming.”Were seeing that diabetes begins to increase in occurrence around 35 and above,” she says. “If you catch it early, its really essential since it can help avoid these complications from worsening, or getting to a point where theyre irreparable.”And remember diabetes does not see gender or race.MORE NEWS: Arthur Hubish, Penn Township Stabbing Victim, Remembered As Kind SoulSo everyone needs to be evaluated over 35 years old since the earlier the detection the earlier it can be dealt with and the less the effects.