Healthy Dieting To Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Thousands of people are overweight in this country and yet, few of them realize the impact of excess weight on diabetes. Medical research indicates that Type 2 diabetes is most often the result of obesity. While the likelihood of diabetes in individuals is not always predictable, being overweight definitely increases your risk for diabetes. It important to know that just eating less will not necessarily help your situation. You’ll want to check with your doctor and have a thorough examination and evaluation. If diabetes runs in your family and you are overweight, please do not hesitate to make an appointment with your doctor right away .

Among those that suffer from Type 2 diabetes almost 40% have high blood pressure, which is another condition that is believed to be exacerbated by excess weight. Being overweight might also lead to a condition known as insulin resistance in which the body no longer responds to the insulin that is needed to assist the body in using sugar and glucose as fuel on a cellular level.

Medical researchers have developed a list of things individuals can do to help lower their risk of being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Most importantly, the list starts out with dropping excess weight and starting a plan of action focusing on health an fitness. The health part, especially in light of Type 2 diabetes, would involve things like making yourself a shopping list of fresh fruits and vegetables that are tasty and in plentiful supply so you won’t run out. And if you have kids, you’d definitely want to include their needs on your list as well. You’ll learn this is especially important because of the rising number of children as young as 10 to 12 years of age who have become victims of Type 2 diabetes, primarily due to being significantly overweight! There has never been a time in history where healthy eating has been as important as it is in today’s fast food immersed world of quick meals without the benefit of nutritionally vital foods on the menu!

Losing weight is always a challenge for most us us and it is not looked at as a game, nor is it fun. But if you don’t move forward with some type of healthy eating and fitness plan for yourself and your family, your definition of the word ‘challenge’ may soon change rather dramatically. You may not be aware that the World Organization of Health has declared that obesity is at the epidemic stage worldwide and has been for at least 10 to 12 years! And children from 10 to 15 years of age are contracting Type 2 diabetes because of their serious state of obesity, namely being 15 to 20 pounds heavier than their healthy weight threshold. So, while losing weight may present a personal challenge, however, once diabetes enters your life, no more formidable challenge could be present. They say that an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure. Why not check with your doctor and take some preventative steps now.

Get active. Find activities that you enjoy and get out there and do them. Don’t make those activities passive activities either. Keeping fit will definitely lower your risk of diabetes, however this doesn’t mean you have to go join a gym. Researchers have proven that just taking a walk around the block two or three times a week can lead a weight loss of as much as 150 pounds a year. For most of us that would be way more than is needed to lower our diabetes risk. Think about the little things you can do to keep active and link a few of them together into a fun routine.

Keeping fit and eating right are the routine for anyone wanting to stay healthy. However, to avoid raising your risk of diabetes, keeping fit and eating right become a life saving plan of action. Junk foods and eating or drinking foods and beverages with high sugar and/or fat content are definitely the formula for life threatening diseases, not the least of which is Type 2 diabetes. The options to choose from are nearly endless when it comes to keeping yourself healthy by eating a healthier diet. In addition to established weight loss plans and proven diets, many available online for free, you can always have your doctor refer you to a nutritional specialist. Whatever it takes you definitely want to take control of your weight to avoid diabetes and the myriad of ailments it brings into your life.

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Debbie’s – Da Debbie
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Today is the World Diabetes Day and I have a story to tell.

Debbie, my cat, was diagnosed with diabetes for the first time more than 8 years ago, when she was around 5. She was on insulin during several months but then diabetes disappeared, which may happen with felines. However, diabetes returned in summer 2006. Debbie was on insulin again till last January, when diabetes disappeared. By the end of spring, diabetes reappeared with much strength and in spite of the insulin shots twice a day, Debbie died 3 weeks ago, aged 13. I was the only person whom she allowed to give her the injections. It was easy for me but one week before dying she started complaining strangely, letting me know she was fed up with the shots. I went on but knew she had given up…

These objects were Debbie’s. Being for a cat, these syringes were very difficult to buy here in Portugal, because they are meant to be used by humans and have a special price for humans. I had to go to the pharmacy some days before I needed them, explain they were for a cat and wait till they came. Not that they were different from those for humans, no, just because the price was higher…

Never let your cat get fat! That may have been my mistake…

Hoje é o Dia Mundial da Diabetes e eu tenho uma história para contar.

A minha gata Debbie apareceu com diabetes pela primeira vez há mais de 8 anos, quando tinha cerca de 5 anos. Andou a tomar insulina uns meses até que a diabetes desapareceu, o que é vulgar nos felinos. Todavia, a diabetes voltou no Verão de 2006. A Debbie andou a insulina outra vez até Janeiro deste ano e a diabetes voltou a desaparecer. No fim da Primavera, a diabetes reapareceu em força e apesar das injecções de insulina duas vezes por dia, a Debbie morreu há três semanas. Eu era a única pessoa a quem ela deixava dar-lhe injecções. Era-me fácil fazê-lo mas, uma semana antes de morrer, ela começou a protestar estranhamente , fazendo-me saber que estava farta. Continuei a dar-lhe as injecções mas já tinha percebido que ela tinha desistido…

Estes objectos eram da Debbie. Estas seringas eram muito difíceis de comprar porque a sua venda só está prevista para humanos e no âmbito de um protocolo entre as farmácias e o Estado, para serem mais baratas. Sendo para um gato, eu tinha de ir à farmácia uns dias antes de precisar delas e pedir que mas arranjassem à margem do protocolo …

Nunca deixe o seu gato ficar gordo! Esse pode ter sido o meu erro …

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