Thursday, October 15, 2009

Diabetics - It's not just a choice, It's a Lifestyle

Everyone agrees that the underlying cause of over 90% of type 2 diabetes is the result of poor lifestyles that create insulin resistance. Eating highly processed, high-glycemic carbohydrates along with our sedentary lifestyle are the main reasons we are getting so sick and so fat. Modern diets around the world are made up of more highly processed foods than the body can quickly absorb which over-stimulate and abuse our insulin in the body’s attempt to control blood sugars. It’s like hollering “wolf” all the time. When you are continually over-stimulating the release of insulin in an attempt to control blood sugar levels, eventually your body just does not respond to insulin like it once did. Adding to this is the fact that a sedentary lifestyles cause our bodies to be less and less sensitive to insulin.

These poor lifestyles cause us to become less sensitive to our insulin and over the years, we eventually develop what is referred to as insulin resistance. The body compensates by making more and more insulin. As blood insulin levels begin to rise, we literally tip over into an abnormal metabolic state called the metabolic syndrome. This causes high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and also causes us to begin gaining an unusual amount of weight around our middle. Eventually the body just can’t keep making that much insulin and as insulin levels begin to drop these individuals then become diabetic.

If you have a strong history of diabetes in your family, you are even more vulnerable and this is especially true for our children. Genetic susceptibility appears to be a major factor for our children in developing diabetes. However, even if you have a strong family history of diabetes this does not mean that you have no choice in the matter and you are just going to develop diabetes. Genetic tendency to develop diabetes has been present over the past several generations; however, it has only been during the past generation that we have been severely affected.

I've changed my lifestyle and you can too. It's simple and easy since I've discovered the secret to Get Healthy and Release Weight....forever.

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