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What You Should Know To Save You From Diabetes [PART II]

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Is There A Solution To Diabetes?
I run with the belief that whatever problem that exists has at least a solution to it! And you’ll always find a clue to it when you dig out & study the causes of the problem.

In this vein, let us dig out the 4 causes of Diabetes & reflect on the solutions.

Cause #1: Auto-Immunity.

Auto-Immunity is a situation wherein the human immune system starts to attack its “own” cells! Quite strange but true! And this is the cause of Type 1 Diabetes. 

Like I did mention in the first part of this article, this immune system disorder, caused by faulty genes & environmental factors, can lead to a gradual damage of the pancreas (organ that makes Insulin)!

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The only solution available to Type 1 patients, is Insulin Injections. They have to use special devices to check regularly, their blood glucose levels and respond as appropriate with Insulin shots. They are also adviced to observe the lifestyle practices I’ll be sharing below.

With regard to those affected by Type 2 Diabetes, its presence can be linked to heredity. The incidence of Diabetes can run in families so an unaffected person with such a family history has a high risk of being Diabetic! 

Let’s observe below, possible causes of Type 2 Diabetes and the lifestyle practices we can embrace.

Cause #2: Poor Eating Habits

It isn’t necessarily what you eat that matters but the habit you develop around eating. More attractive meals (take-aways, soft drinks, alcohol, hamburgers, pies…) are available which titilate the tummy and keep us asking for more.

The issue is that most of these foods are low in nutrients (such as vitamins & minerals) & high in calorie which eventually stresses your pancreas. 

Over time, weight-related issues from obesity to belly fat may come up which may eventually lead to Type 2 Diabetes!

The solution is to keep a written (or mental) log of the foods you eat daily and ensure a balance. Do you eat more of carbohydrates than proteins? Do you eat more of high-fat diets than unsaturated, low-fat? Do you consume fibre-rich, watery fruits & vegetables or not. Do you even go on a fast? Let your food log, guide your decision making.


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Cause #3: Inactive Lifestyle

Your body is like a machine which requires fuel (glucose) to function properly. 

When you’re inactive (sitting or sleeping often, for example) and still eat incessantly, you increase the likelihood of being Diabetic! Why? 

Inactivity tends to increase your body cell resistance to Insulin. And if your blood glucose still rises, your Pancreas are overworked to the point of being unable to keep up.

Get active. Exercise! Have a walk, jog or just dance to your favorite music. Do something simple, short and sweaty. Getting active, gets your cells active, hence increasing its ability to absorb glucose!


Cause #4: Stress

Stress is quite a serious issue which is almost unavoidable in the fast-paced world we are now in. What is Stress? It’s your body’s response to energy-draining activities or events. 

It contributes to the development of Diabetes besides other causes. If not handled right, it worsens the case of those who are already Diabetic!

The solution to Stress is to limit or avoid completely, that stressful activity or situation, either physical or emotional. Spread your lips & smile. Laugh often. Be happy. Forgive quickly. Spend time with those who love you. And ofcourse, Sleep sufficiently.


To wrap this article up, if you can eliminate Stress by bringing a balance between work and play, exercise properly and cultivate good eating habits, you’re well on your way to being saved from the claws of Diabetes. 

If you’re Diabetic, following this procedure will equally be beneficial!

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What You Should Know To Save You From Diabetes [PART I]

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Do you know this life-threatening issue has been on the rise through the years? 

During the days of our forefathers, the problem was hardly known. In 2013, it was estimated, according to the Williams textbook of endocrinology, that over 382 million people worldwide had Diabetes!
If you’re not affected by this malady, let me tell you why you shouldn’t stop reading me. 

90% of Diabetic cases is linked to the consumption of fast foods, sweet drinks & calorie-rich snacks.
It was reported by researchers from Imperial College London, that drinking just one can of (non-diet) soda per day raises the risk of developing Diabetes by 22%!

In addition, Diabetes, when poorly managed can bring up a myriad of issues ranging from eye infections to heart, skin and foot diseases.

So, What Is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a health condition where the human body fails to properly absorb & utilise glucose, gotten from digested food. This eventually increases the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood [Hyperglycemia].

This problem is either due to the absence of an important hormone, Insulin, an insufficient amount of it OR increased resistance to the hormone, by the body cells.
The term “Diabetes” is a shortened version of the full name Diabetes Mellitus, which is our focus in this article. 

Diabetes means siphon (to pass through) and Mellitus means honeyed or sweet. This is because Diabetes is characterized by excess sugar in the blood & urine.
You may have heard of Type 1, Type 2 forms of Diabetes before. There are actually 3 forms of Diabetes that affect people.

*Gestational Diabetes

This type of Diabetes is associated with pregnancy and it’s more likely to happen to women with poor eating habits & a sedentary lifestyle, prior to pregnancy. 

Due to the growing (fetus) baby, which demands “mommy” food, some women develop high levels of blood glucose, which exceeds the amount of insulin they normally make.

*Type 1 Diabetes

This type of Diabetes is usually referred to as insulin-dependent or early-onset Diabetes. It often occurs below the age of 40 or during childhood. You should note that it accounts for 10% of all diabetic cases which is nowhere as common as Type 2.

In this case, there is complete lack of Insulin in the body which means the patient must take insulin injections for the rest of their lives! The cause is genetic, wherein the person’s immunity gradually destroys a part of the “pancreas”, the organ that makes insulin.

*Type 2 Diabetes

This type of Diabetes is referred to as maturity-onset Diabetes because it is prevalent in older people. However, young people now suffer from it, due to the availability of high-calorie but malnourished foods. Approximately 90% of Diabetic cases are Type 2.

In Type 2 diabetes, there is either insufficient insulin made by the pancreas OR the body cells have become resistant to the hormone. Overweight or obese people are more likely to be diabetic because of their poor habits around their diet & lifestyle.

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How Will I Know The Signs Of Diabetes?

Before moving on, I want to debunk one of the myths about Diabetes. Being overweight or obese doesn’t mean you’ll be diabetic. It only increases the risk. Diabetes affect slim people too!

You should also note that 50% of people with Diabetes have mild or no obvious symptoms which makes it VITAL to check yourself early enough.

There are 3 basic symptoms (3Ps) of Diabetes that will give you a rough hint right in your home. However, you may have to go to a trusted hospital to back up your assumptions with standard, blood-urine tests to check the level of blood glucose in you.

PolyDipsia (Increased Thirst)

Do you frequently visit the fridge to gulp a bottle of water? Excessive thirst is a rough sign that you may be Diabetic. High blood sugar levels, trigger a part of your brain, regarded as the “Thirst Centre”, which increases your desire to drink water!

PolyPhagia (Increased Hunger)

Do you have a voracious appetite? Does it seem like no matter how much you eat, you still don’t add weight? Do you think you’re losing weight unnecessarily? 

In Diabetics, since Insulin isn’t present to enable the cells absorb glucose, the body thinks it’s starving so increases food appetite. The body will also use up fat reserves to make up for the energy not gotten from food!

PolyUria (Increased Urination)

Do you visit the toilet more often than usual? Your body responds to high glucose by excreting the excess through your urine. Interestingly, increased urination leads to increased thirst!

In addition, it has been said that when Diabetics urinate on the floor, ants do gather around the “sugary” urine. I’m yet to confirm this but do observe!
Symptoms Of Diabetes

Another peculiar symptom among Diabetics is extreme tiredness due to lack of absorbed glucose for energy production. Observe the picture above for other symptoms.

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