Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes it is a condition that affects people later in life and is also called adult onset diabetes. This type of diabetes also used to be called non-insulin dependent diabetes, because it differs in form from regular type 1 diabetes. What makes this condition different than the other, is that it results from insulin resistance due to faulty metabolism, which is generally the result of poor diet and nutrition. Unfortunately, even though many people aware of the benefits of diet and exercise, the warnings often go unheeded and more and more people are becoming diagnosed with this condition every year.

Prevention and treatment of this disease both consist of moderate doses of exercise mixed with healthy diets, with the focus on managing blood glucose levels. Almost every case of diabetes in North America is diabetes type 2, which is unfortunate because America costly preaches about the benefits of good diet and exercise. Approximately 8% percent of the population in the United States has diabetes, which is a significant increase from previous years. This means that not only is diabetes going unchecked, but it is becoming more prevalent each and every year. In fact, studies suggest that most cases of diabetes, particularly adult onset diabetes, are never diagnosed. This is probably a result of the fact that obesity is becoming accepted as well as a fact that most people do not consider going to the doctor when they are overweight.

Research states that nearly 55% of diabetes type 2 patients are in fact overweight or obese, so the trend is clear. If you fail to moderate diets and continued to eat foods with too much sugar or high in fat, then you’ll place yourself at risk for this condition. On the flipside, if you simply do your part to get moderate exercise to three times per week, and eat the foods that you’re good for you, then you can significantly decrease your risk for type 2 diabetes. Diets high in fiber, with moderate amounts of fruits and vegetables, you as well as reduced amounts of fatty meats are important for keeping your weights down in your glucose levels in control. Stimulants such as coffee and sugar can have it dramatically negative impact and can lead to insulin resistance over time. When diabetes reaches a point that it is out of control, then you risk of diabetic neuropathy which can cause permanent damage to your nerve structure.

Tests to diagnose diabetes generally consists of a blood glucose level check, which is fairly simple to do. The earlier that you are aware of this condition affecting you, the earlier you can begin treating yourself to prevent long-term problems. In most cases, acting quickly to get your diet and exercise patterns in control is all that is needed to treat the condition. However, if you let the problems linger for several years but you might have to consider prescription medications. The goal of any treatment with type 2 diabetes is to prevent it from shorting her life and to help you manage a more comfortable lifestyle. Although your doctor can help you with the treatment, you also have to do your part which is where a lot of people fall short. To take this warning, and realize that even the diabetes type 2 is a dangerous condition, it is completely up to you whether not it is able to affect you.

As has been stated several times, your surest path to being diabetes free in your adult life is to get two to three workouts and per week, and to eat a diet high in fiber, fruits, and vegetables, or staying away from fatty foods that are high in sugar content. The path to being healthy is easy, the question is are you up to it?


Last updated on Mar 18th, 2009 and filed under Diabetes Mellitus. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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