Type 2 Diabetes: Development and Prevention

If you’re just newly diagnosed as having type 2 diabetes, you might be wondering why something like this happened to you so suddenly. One thing is for sure: this disease does not happen instantaneously.

Type 2 Diabetes- Development and PreventionWhat happens initially is either there is insulin resistance in the body. This is when the body cannot identify insulin and thus unable to utilize it to convert glucose into energy. Or, there is glucose build up in the bloodstream, which can be caused by a daily diet high in starch and sugar, and low in liquid intake. If there is glucose build up, the pancreas works overtime to produce insulin to get the blood sugar level down. If this goes on for a while, the pancreas ceases to produce insulin.

There are many factors that affect the body such as diet, lifestyle, family health history, and ethnicity.

Since type 2 diabetes does not develop instantly, it is avoidable. If people who have high chances of developing this disease are recognized early on, and they take the necessary steps in improving their health, then the development of type 2 diabetes can be stopped.

If you already have diabetes, then your family is at risk of having this disease, too. Conduct a diabetes check. There are tools available that can tell a person’s sugar level. If you want to be more certain, don’t hesitate to visit a doctor as soon as possible. Lastly, make improvements to your family’s eating habits and lifestyle. Lessen the servings of sugar and starch, and put more fiber in your family’s diet. Increase your family’s liquid intake, so that excess glucose in their bodies will be washed out. Buy fresh vegetables and fruits as much as possible, although the canned variety will do. Just remember to get rid of the syrup or brine. For your family’s lifestyle, encourage them to be active. Make sure that everyone of you engages in sports, or even jogging or walking for a few hours.

Changing your diet and lifestyle to fight type 2 diabetes may be difficult at first, but it’s all worth it. Not only will you avoid diabetes, but you’ll also avoid the strings of serious complications it brings.