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RITA'S STORY - HOW HAS IONIZED WATER HELPED TO LIVE WITH DIABETES?
Type 2 diabetes is one of the fastest-growing diseases globally, including in Lithuania. There are currently more than 51,000 people having diabetes in our country, and doctors speculate that the real numbers are probably double because the same number of people are undiagnosed.
We ask Rita Milinaviciene, a health psychologist and a member of the UK Diabetes Association, what diabetes is and how dangerous it is for us. "Type 2 diabetes is a disorder of carbohydrate metabolism that leads to an increase in blood glucose," - explains Rita. She has been able to curb this insidious disease on her own using traditional and non-traditional therapies. "Diabetes is very dangerous because it can lead to major health complications like cardiovascular damage, kidney problems, eye disease, even a heart attack or stroke if left untreated or having the wrong treatment."
Type 2 diabetes is closely related to modern lifestyle and eating habits. An excessive and unbalanced diet can lead to overweight and excessive amounts of carbohydrates in the diet. And that is how you end up at the doctor's office. "Obesity accounts for as much as 80 percent of the risk of developing diabetes. This is especially true for people with an "apple" type, i.e., those overweight in the lumbar region, ” - says the interviewee.
Rita is a patient with almost 20 years of experience. The woman managed to get acquainted and learn to live with the disease during that time, trying out many treatment methods. Also, living with diabetes taught Rita to live DIFFERENTLY and even forced her to change her profession: the former financier became a professional psychologist and health consultant. "I used to be very overweight, had a lot of trouble in my family, and a difficult depression. All of these factors contributed to the fact that I had an attack that almost ended in death one fine day. I was taken to the hospital and admitted to the intensive care unit. When an experienced endocrinologist immediately suspected diabetes and measured my blood sugar, the entire team of doctors was stunned: 18 millimoles! Every person with diabetes knows that it is a deadly indicator of sugar content," - Rita recalls.