Learn About Diabetes
Leading Cause of Death
Type I Diabetes
Type I Diabetes occurs when the pancreas is unable to create insulin. Everything you eat generally turns into insulin in the pancreas. Individuals with Type I diabetes have a pancreas that does not function properly. At present there is no prevention for Type I Diabetes. As you see in the image the gentleman in the blue shirt is not obese and is actually quite thin. His diabetes is not caused by his eating habits.
Understanding Type II Diabetes
Type II Diabetes
Type II Diabetes occurs when the body is unable react to the hormone correctly. While there is no cure, for diabetes, there is hope. Preventing Type II Diabetes can be done by eating properly, exercising regularly, and drinking plenty of water and other fluids. Here is my hub Resources for Diabetes Sufferers where you will find many helpful sites.
When a person becomes obese a cycle begins that eventually ends in diabetes. Obesity is caused by too much food, too little exercise, and drinking too little water. This is not the official diagnosis, but this in plain terms is what brings on the disease. Even people with full blown diabetes can turn their condition around with weight loss, exercise and drinking water.
For the type II diabetic, even small changes in diet and exercise make a big impact. A ten minute walk after meals coupled with a glass of water will bring glucose levels down much faster than when not exercising. Strict diet control and weight loss will make big changes in the body and health of the individual.
The person must review his or her situation and maintain strong discipline to change not only the eating habits but the lifestyle as well. There is no other way to make this change that will reverse or prevent onsent of Type II Diabetes in many people.
NOTE: KNOWN RISK FACTORS FOR TYPE II DIABETES
Some ethnic groups have a genetic predisposition for diabetes. Genetics plays a pivotal role in people who are in certain ethnic groups. While their genetic risk is stronger, environmental considerations make the greatest impact on the likelihood of contracting the disease. A western lifestyle and food is a strong indicator in the onset of type II diabetes for these risk groups. People in other countries with the same genetic indicators who do NOT live a Western lifestyle have less incidence of type II diabetes.
Family History and Age
Certain ethnic groups have higher risk factor for diabetes (African Americans, Mexican Americans, Pima Indians)
Age (advancing age offers greater risk)
If you fall into any or all of these three groups your risk is greater and although diet and exercise will impact and help you to control your diabetes, you are not likely to completely reverse the disease.
Seek medical advice from a qualified medical doctor. This information is offered as a guideline and for informational purposes only.
- Genetics of Diabetes - American Diabetes Association
Find out what leads to diabetes and the genetic links that may be factors.
- Diabetes Learning Center
Informational site about risks and other information about diabetes.
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