Type 2 diabetes is a predictable disease and it is not difficult to pinpoint its development. Its causes are well understood, meaning no one develops this form of diabetes for no apparent reason. This is not the case for the less common form of diabetes – Type 1, where despite theories suggesting a genetic component, its causes are not fully understood.
Diabetic or not, every individual is in a stage in regards to diabetes. In order, these include…
- avoidance or prevention,
- unconscious awareness of rising blood sugar levels,
- conscious awareness (a diagnosis),
- living with Type 2 diabetes, or
- treatment or negligence.
These stages are arbitrary, but they illustrate where every individual stands from a health perspective in the context of diabetes. More and more people have raised blood sugar levels, while not high enough to qualify for diabetes are far too high for good health
What makes anyone have a position on this random structure is the cause of Type 2 diabetes, which is primarily influenced by lifestyle. Poor food choices are without a doubt the number one reason because it leads to…
- a rise in blood sugar,
- weight gain, and
- various other issues facilitating the development of this disease.
If an individual is eating more, eating more of the wrong foods, and moving their body less, he will likely leave himself vulnerable to a rise in blood sugar, and weight gain. The fraction of the US population either overweight or obese has increased to 65 percent.
As a rule people with Type 2 diabetes do not always eat healthily and are neglecting their well-being whether they have conscious awareness of their disease or not. Ignoring the continuing rise in blood sugar and body weight is what causes the disease to exacerbate leading to its many complications.
The solution, of course, is to do the opposite. Eating well helps individuals in all stages – whether it is keeping the disease at bay or promoting its treatment. One stage particularly important applies to people attempting to live with their unstable blood sugar levels and weight gain. The stage where those who are afflicted are doing their best to live well despite their disease. In other words, the start of something positive – living well can then lead to reversing the health issue. It is no surprise to find adopting a healthy lifestyle is rewarding, so it is expected many diabetics will want to take it a step further.
When that time comes, it is important to understand eating healthily is the key to living well. A healthy and balanced diet is an indispensable tool in…
- managing blood sugar levels,
- weight loss, and eventually
- reversing Type 2 diabetes.
Complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, and sufficient amounts of protein are necessary to help everyone live a long and rewarding life.
It must be said, a change in lifestyle is the key component to managing diabetes. Simple changes that nearly anyone can make are clinically proven to protect against prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes.