The increase in undiagnosed type 2 diabetes: The Causes

In recent years, the global rise of food delivery apps like JustEat and Deliveroo has reshaped how we consume food, offering convenience at just a tap of a screen. However, as we indulge in the pleasure of eating our favourite meals delivered to our doorstep, the rising rates of childhood obesity and undiagnosed type 2 diabetes seem impossible to prevent. The readily accessible and relatively affordable fast food via delivery apps contributes significantly to the problem. As our children increasingly opt for sugary, processed, calorie-dense meals, they are putting themselves at risk of developing serious health conditions like type 2 diabetes at an alarmingly young age. A recent BBC article sheds light on this pressing issue, emphasising the urgent need for intervention.  

The Rise of Food Delivery Apps and Childhood Obesity:

Food delivery apps have revolutionised the way we access and consume food, offering an array of choices at our fingertips. However, the convenience they provide comes with a hidden cost – the promotion of unhealthy dietary habits, particularly among children. With a plethora of fast food options readily available for delivery, children are increasingly drawn to calorie-dense, nutrient-poor meals laden with sugar, salt, and unhealthy fats. The result? A generation raised on processed junk food and being predisposed to obesity and its associated health complications, including type 2 diabetes.

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The Link Between Childhood Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes:

Childhood obesity is a significant risk factor for the development of type 2 diabetes, a chronic condition characterised by insulin resistance and high blood sugar levels. Type 2 diabetes, until recently has always been considered to be a disease of adults, however, it is now increasingly being diagnosed in children and adolescents. Worryingly, due to asymptomatic disease progression, this often leaves the problem undiagnosed until complications arise and irreversible damage has been done. Left unchecked, type 2 diabetes results in serious complications such as cardiovascular disease, kidney failure, and blindness, significantly impacting the quality and longevity of life. Shockingly, developing type 2 diabetes is more of a health risk than obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and even smoking.

The Emergence of Wegovy as a Treatment Option:

Amidst this alarming rise in type 2 diabetes, innovative treatments like Wegovy have become a “go-to” option. As a convenient once-weekly injectable medication, Wegovy works by mimicking the effects of a naturally occurring hormone to regulate appetite, leading to sustained weight loss and improved metabolism. Despite this, Wegovy is not the solution. Without lifestyle changes such as adopting a healthy diet and increasing physical activity, the effectiveness of Wegovy is marginal at best. It treats the symptoms but leaves the underlying issues unaddressed. Once the drug treatment (Wegovy or Ozempic) is stopped the weight piles back on. You can take a look at our full blog on Wegovy and learn the real truths behind this treatment. 

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ProLongevity: A Holistic Approach to Health and Wellness:

While medications like Wegovy do offer some support in the battle against “diabesity” the only way to prevent complications is through a comprehensive, personalised lifestyle approach. ProLongevity is a program designed to promote health and wellness through sustainable lifestyle changes. ProLongevity emphasises precision nutrition, physical activity, stress management, and overall lifestyle changes to allow those with type 2 diabetes or other underlying issues to take control of their health and reduce/reverse the risk of chronic diseases. 

By addressing the root causes of the diabetes epidemic, including the influence of fast-food and food delivery apps, and reducing the prevalence of unhealthy diets among children, ProLongevity offers hope for a healthier future. By embracing a lifestyle revolving around real (unprocessed) foods and physical activity, we can reverse the tide of type 2 diabetes and help everyone Live Healthy for Longer.

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