The Edge of Love, the short film on the life of Dylan Thomas is likely to be opened in London on June 20. The theme of the film, is the life of Dylan Thomas who died in his late 30s during his tour of New York. He was a patient of type 2 diabetes but he was not aware of it. Also, he had been overweight since childhood used to drink too much. Biographers have described his school days as being characterized by the stereotypical image of the fat boy in class wriggling to get out of games. During his childhood, he never participated in any games and sports event. He collapsed into a coma at the end.
Thomas was one of the half million people in this country who have the diabetes but are unaware of it. Also, the release of the film of Thomas’s life comes just after Diabetes Week. It is hoped that this should help reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes. Lifestyle is an important factor and the other factors like exercise, diet, stress and obesity are of prime significance.
By 2025 there will be 4.2 million people in England with diabetes who will be at risk of developing coronary arterial disease, strokes, peripheral arterial disease. Experts say that type 2 diabetes develop from too little exercise and too much food, coupled with poor health care. They suggested that usually requires changes of exercise and dietary habits but there is also requirement for an oral hypoglycemic agent and a statin. Patients with both types of diabetes should be routinely treated with statin, regardless of their cholesterol levels and blood pressure. Their blood sugar should be kept at a low level.
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