Do you know that diabetes is among the leading cause of death in the world? Research has shown that the rate of diabetes is increasing every year hence, there is a need for proper sensitization about it.
So many people believe diabetes is caused just by eating too much sugar but this is not true. There are other lifestyle habits that can cause diabetes and that is what i will be discussing about today.
What is diabetes?
Diabetes occurs when the body can no longer convert sugar (glucose) and use it for energy. It also occurs when the body does not produce insulin or does not use it efficiently. Diabetes can increase your risk of other deadly disease. Some of them include:blindness, amputation, kidney failure, heart disease and stroke. Knowing your risk factors will help you prepare for or avoid diabetes.
Even if one is affected with diabetes, the situation can be well managed. Moderate regular exercise and weight loss or control is very effective in reducing the complications of diabetes. When you discover you have diabetes on time, it will be very easy to manage it.
There are certain things you do that can cause diabetes. Some of them include;
1. Avoid eating more refined carbs
Refined carbs such as white bread, white rice and maida are bad for and can cause diabetes. Studies has shown that eating simple or refined carbohydrates with a high glycemic index like white bread and rice can raise the risk of type 2 diabetes. Eating these set of foods can cause you to overeat, put on weight, and over time lead to insulin resistance. Make sure you reduce your intake of refined carb to avoid suffereing from this deadly disease.
2. Sedentary lifestyle
Studies has shown that the risk of type 2 diabetes increases as sitting time increases. Sitting down for long periods can cause changes in the body's metabolism, including insulin resistance, which can lead to Type 2 diabetes. Always make sure you exercise regularly to avoid suffereing from this disease.
So many people may trivialize this point but stress do cause diabetes. Studies has shown that stress hormones might stop insulin-producing cells in the pancreas from working properly and reduce the amount of insulin they make. In turn, this might contribute to the development of Type 2 diabetes. No matter your busy schedule, always make sure you find time to rest.
Adhere to the tips of this article for the sake of your health.
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