What is diabetes and understanding this disease
There are a lot of people that don’t even know what Diabetes is. There are Millions of people around the world that deal with this disease. They have to leran to live a different lifestyle. Eating habits must be changed in order to stay Healthy. Hopefully this short article will help you understand a little of what diabetes is. Hopefully it will inspire you to do a little research yourself for your family. So we’re just going to dive in and do our best.
Diabetes occurs when your Blood Glucose Which is easier to remember by also calling it your blood sugar level, is to high. Blood Glucose is the main source that comes from the foods we eat. Insulin is a hormone made by your pancreas which is what helps Glucose from the foods we eat get into our cells for energy the body needs. Some times our body’s just doesn’t make enough insulin or any insulin. In some cases the body doesn’t use insulin well. The Glucose ( Blood Sugar) stays in our blood and doesn’t reach our cells.
The Most common Diabetes’s are Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational Diabetes.
Type 1 Diabetes
When someone has type 1 Diabetes it’s because their body doesn’t make enough insulin. This could be from your immune system attacking and destroying the cells in your Pancreas that make insulin. Type 1 Diabetes is mostly diagnosed in children and young adults. It can and has appeared at any age. People who have type 1 Diabetes have to take insulin shots everyday just to stay alive.
Type 2 Diabetes
If someone has Type 2 Diabetes it’s because their body doesn’t make or use insulin well. Type 2 Diabetes can be developed at any age even during childhood. Type 2 Diabetes usually occurs most of the time in middle aged and older people. Although the three major Diabetes is Type 1 , Type 2, and Gestational Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes is the most common Diabetes.
Gestational Diabetes usually occurs in women when they are pregnant. This Diabetes usually goes away on it’s own after she gives birth. As it stands if you had Gestational Diabetes, your chances of developing Type 2 Diabetes are greater Later on in your life. When a woman is diagnosed with Diabetes when pregnant it’s Type 2 Diabetes.
Is Diabetes Common
Back in 2015 it was recorded to have 30.3 Million people in the United States, or 9.4 percent of the population, had Diabetes. 1 in 4 didn’t even know they had the Disease. Diabetes affects 1 in 4 people over the age of 65. About 90 to 95 percent cases, adults are Type 2 diabetes.
Are you likely to develop Type 2 diabetes
If you’re 45 years old or older you’re likely to develop Type 2 Diabetes. if you have a family History of Diabetes, or if you’re overweight. If you don’t do any physical activities, and other Health problems such as High Blood Pressure you may develop Diabetes 2.
Health Problems You Can Develop From Diabetes
Living a productive and Healthier Lifestyle is but 1 way to try and avoid Type 2 Diabetes
Although we are likely to get Type 2 Diabetes, we can however, change our bad eating habits to a more productive and healthier Lifestyle and try to live as Healthy as we can. Changing ones eating habits isn’t easy. We all love those foods out there that really aren’t good for us. Eating a little fast food 1 once a week is what I do. You need to learn to eat healthy. Eating Healthy isn’t as bad as it sounds. There are good Healthy cook books available on the internet and here. Main thing is please check with your Doctor before starting any type of diet or exercise.