Diabetes, a Consequence of Obesity
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Diabetes, a Consequence of Obesity

facts about diabetes and how obesity can cause its development

Isn’t it that life becomes even more satisfying when you can indulge on every food you crave for? However, when you come to a point where age matters then pampering yourself with cravings should be guarded. But it’s not only the age factor that you should be mindful of. Unhealthy meals and a sedentary lifestyle are among the things that predetermine obesity in individuals, and obesity, according to the National Center for Chronic Diseases, can lead to poor health conditions and diseases. Obesity is also the core of most health problems. People who are obese are at higher risk of having diabetes, among others.

It is common knowledge that diabetes is a disease resulting from high blood glucose or sugar. Glucose comes from foods that you eat every day. Normally, it should be burned by the body to be used as energy as you put your body into work accordingly. People with diabetes have difficulties in using glucose as energy, either because they have a low amount of insulin or their cells do not respond to the insulin produced. A hormone necessary for glucose, insulin acts like a key for glucose to enter the body cells where the metabolism of energy occurs.

Diabetes is of three general types - type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is mainly the failure of the body to produce enough insulin in the body, while type 2 diabetes is the failure of the cells to respond to use insulin. Gestational diabetes, on the other hand, is a case for pregnant women who had never been diagnosed with diabetes until they have become pregnant because of some sudden changes in the glucose level during pregnancy. If not prevented, gestational diabetes can develop into type 2 diabetes.

As in any other weight loss regimen, a strict meal plan is essential when you have diabetes. Although a typical diabetic diet comes with many restrictions, it doesn’t mean it has to boring or dull. Diabetics can choose a wide variety of foods to make a balanced diet. With your menus on hand you can actually incorporate these with your exercise program, which is normally done in accordance to your workload. This way, your body is not deprived of its needs hence it is able to give back the energy you use during your exercise healthily. By this means, you are getting rid of the bad cells while gaining the good ones. Maintaining medications religiously is also as important as the other regimen. The main goal of people with diabetes is to maintain their blood glucose level within an acceptable bound, and since obesity might have contributed to the development of diabetes in the first place, resolving weight problems first is key to regulating blood sugar levels.

This is not going to be difficult when you are determined. You must have the heart and mind to achieve your plan, in a way that would allow you to live as normally as possible. Actually, the fact that you are a diabetic should not make you stop living. Diabetics are like all other persons around them who are looking for enjoyment and satisfaction, and they should not be deprived of such. It always pays to have the support of your loved ones.


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interesting article.thanks