Diabetes Type 2 is among the fastest growing epidemics in the world and both mental and physical stress can trigger rapid fluctuations in blood sugar levels. The lasting outcomes associated with this include heart disease, blindness, liver problems, kidney disease, and of course, diabetes disorder.
If you are above the age of 40 years and are living a sedentary lifestyle and are overweight having a family history of diabetes type 2, you are at a very great risk of falling victim to diabetes. In this article we are going to find out what exactly goes wrong in the body that causes diabetes and what are the things you can do to keep it under control.
Diabetes type 2 indicates that the cells in the patients do not react to insulin stimulation. There are two failure; the body fails to store the glucose in the cells or to use the glucose as an energy source. This phenomena are sometimes referred to as insulin resistance.
People with Diabetes can eat anything. A person with diabetes are required to limit their carbohydrate intake but it doesn’t mean that he/she cannot eat his/her favorite sweet dessert. He/she can eat anything but it is a must not to exceed the allowed carbohydrate intake per meal. The recommended amount of carbohydrates is 40-60 grams for women and 60-75 grams for men.
A diabetic diet will consist of a balance of carbohydrates, protein and fats. There is lot of discussion on how much carbohydrates you should have but most nutritionist would agree that the carbohydrates that you should eat will be a low glycemic index (or a carbohydrate that will not raise your blood sugar level) such as having for breakfast a piece of whole wheat toast as opposed going for a doughnut.
If you happen to be close to becoming a diabetic or already have diabetes type 2, exercises will help you. When exercising with a daily routine and watching your diet it can lower your glucose level by helping you lose weight and keeping it off. Exercise makes insulin more effective. Without exercise, all the medicines a diabetic person is taking are useless. Exercise improves metabolism that makes our body respond better, specially to medicines.
How much moving around or exercise do you get? Scientists now know that a sedentary lifestyle can contribute heavily to whether or not a person develops diabetes. What does this mean? It means you need to get up and move around! You need to do at least thirty minutes of exercise per day. This exercise can be high or low intensity. You don’t have to run a marathon to stave off diabetes, even just around the block can be enough. This is one of the diabetes causes that is the easiest to control. So, is there a reason you’re still sitting there? Go, Go Now, walk a bit.
Diabetes, looking on the positive side, is a wake up call to have a healthier lifestyle. Diabetes is not the end of everything. It’s simply a stricter way of telling you not to abuse your body..
If you don’t want your life to be ruled by medications and daily insulin shots, frequent doctor visits, progressing up to painful neuropathy, blindness, kidney disease, and possibly even the amputation of your feet, etc., it will be wise to TAKE ACTION now.