Diabetes is a physical disorder categorized by chronic blood glucose levels in the body. The body’s ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin is disturbed, due to which the metabolic rate of the body is irregular. The carbohydrates in the body rise to dangerous levels. There are two categories of Diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2.
Obesity and being overweight being on the top of the list, there are several reasons which cause deadly diseases. Diabetes is just one of the consequence of being over-weight than your ideal body weight.
So for some people who don’t exactly know what diabetes is, here’s a short course.
What happens due to Diabetes?
People who have diabetes, experience the following or display these symptoms:
- Unexplained weight changes
- Increased and repetitive thirst
- Increased frequency of urination
- Increase in hunger
- Blurred vision
- Un-healing sores
- Numbness in extremities
What is the Culprit of Diabetes?
Diabetes is often only blamed on the genetic makeup of the person who is suffering from the disease. Although science and health experts have accredited it to being hereditary but that is not the only cause.
And then both types of diabetes have different implications. Type 1 diabetes often occurs in the younger people (children and adolescents). It is caused by the inability of the body to make insulin.
While the Type 2 diabetes is more common and is usually diagnosed later in life. Mid-life in the forties or so. The body is incapable of producing insulin properly, it is called insulin resistance. At first, the pancreas makes extra insulin to make up for it. But as the disease advances it becomes insufficient and resultantly the blood glucose level doesn’t stay at normal levels.
Here are some factors, which leads to diabetes:
Obesity and over-weight
Over eating and not working out to burn the excess calories can lead to diabetes as well. All the extra weight one puts on causes the insulin resistance in the body. It’s not just being overweight and putting on fat either. It’s also about where you gain weight. Belly fat is a symptom of insulin resistance.
Lack of Exercise
If one is not physically active and spends the entire day like a couch potato, that may lead to chronic diabetic conditions. Ensure that you get enough exercise without straining yourself. Exercise should make one feel active and good about themselves, it shouldn’t be strenuous.
If someone in your ancestry was diabetic, like your grandparents or parents then there is a high chance for you to inherit it. One should then be careful and have regular check-ups to keep an eye on their health.
The hormonal diseases that occur in the body or even the hormonal fluctuations can influence the sugar level in the body as well. These hormonal changes make one have cravings but in order to keep diabetes away one must keep away from those late night Ben & Jerry’s craving.
A mother’s body goes through a whirlwind of hormonal changes during their pregnancy. The hormones produced by the placenta is often the cause of insulin resistance during the third trimester. Women must keep an eye on the extra weight that is gained during pregnancy.
It is widely known that allopathic medicines have after effects. Some medicines can harm the chemicals and enzymes of your body and slow down the process of insulin production. SO always consult a doctor before taking any drugs.
Both liver and pancreas play an important role in the body for the production of insulin. The pancreas releases insulin the blood. Any damage to the pancreas will affect its ability to make insulin in the body.
Diabetes is a fatal disease so do take care of yourself and keep an eye on the 7 deadly causes of it.
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