Because diabetes and obesity are directly related to diabetes type 2, it’s worth trying to head off the crash that can occur when both meet at one of your life’s intersections. Currently, about two thirds of Americans are overweight, with one third being obese. If you abhor the thought of gastric bypass or lap band surgery, then our few tips may help you to avoid that. Diabetes and metabolism are closely linked. One of the leading factors and definite cause of some type 2 diabetes cases is eating (which we have to do) and being overweight (which we don’t have to be).
A great movie to watch, which is poignant and a classic as well as being Disney, is Wall-E. The earth is full of garbage and a lonely little robot is in charge. What remains of mankind is left to circle the earth in a gigantic spaceship. All humans on board cannot move on their own and weigh about 4 times as much as they should. They live a life of sloth, while waiting for the earth to become green once again. Don’t worry, it all turns out fine in the end. When you learn how childhood obesity and diabetes are linked, you’ll know where you came from in that aspect, perhaps.
Whether a person is obese or not, is pretty easy to determine. A Body Mass Index, or BMI (pinch the fat at your waist) of 30 is thought of as obese and over 35 is morbidly obese. If your are overweight or obese you may have pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes. Causes are known for type 2 and it can lead from childhood obesity. Children usually don’t get type 2 but some can especially those that are obese or not active. Type 1 diabetes is different in that its cause is lack of or a poorly working pancreas and the insulin it makes or cannot make.
If you are obese then you can get not only type 2 diabetes, but a rash of other health problems, too. Most causes of obesity have been studied for quite a while and you can learn a lot about the symptoms of type 2 diabetes, as well as what medicine may help, and what you can do to control your appetite and turn food cravings into proper food cravings. Obesity has a direct impact on how you live your life because mobility is often restricted and you can lack energy. Discrimination against the obese is everywhere — both subtle and direct.
If you are overweight or obese your pancreas works overtime to make enough insulin so your body can process glucose. Type 2 diabetics can get some very serious results from the disease. Heart trouble, amputations, blindness and some other conditions may occur. With nutrition counseling and some meds, plus a ton of research and information and changing your habits, you can kick the obesity habit and bring your chances of getting type 2 diabetes way down. There isn’t a cure for diabetes, but there is treatment and an understanding of the causes of obesity.
Diabetes is an insidious condition and disease. It can lead to some nasty consequences. Type 2 diabetes is absolutely treatable, preventable, and reversible. It will take work but there’s a ton of support out there even for the weight loss alone part. If you think you may either have diabetes or are overweight or even if you think there’s a chance you’re a pre-diabetic, then talk to your health care provider. A nutritionist will be able to talk to you about diet as well.
Be aggressive towards both diabetes and obesity. Don’t let it take over. You are in sole charge of your own body and lifestyle. It’s up to you if you want to “renovate”. There’s a lot of options out there. Make a plan and talk to your physician first. Join a support group and check out the WWW for some great recipes. There are oodles of books out there as well that have hundreds of great recipes. Any kind of food in moderation and often with modification, can be on your plate. You will not be deprived on a well-planned out diet that lets you lose weight and start your attack on obesity and diabetes.
Some formal diet companies also have plans for diabetics and these can be a great boon if you want to lose weight. Check with your doctor if you are borderline diabetic and get tested as frequently as you can. Diabetes and obesity may be linked in a lot of people, but you can break that link and get back on the road to better health once you acknowledge that you have diabetes and obesity you will be able to do something about the both of these at the same time.