What can you do to fight Type 2 Diabetes?


Type 2 Diabetes
There are two types of diabetes-type 1 and type 2. With type 2 diabetes, your body either isn't making enough insulin or the cells are not using the insulin that is being produced by the body (diabetes explained on youtube). Now, for the those who are asking, 'what does insulin do?', insulin is what the body needs to be able to use glucose for energy. When you consume food, the body breaks down the sugars and the starches into glucose. Natural insulin that the body makes gets the glucose into the cells. When insulin isn't working in the body, glucose builds up in your blood instead of the cells, and that is what leads to diabetes.

Well, now that we know what insulin is and how it works for our bodies, what can you do to fight type 2 diabetes? Type 2 is not a small scrappers brawl in some dark back alley, only affecting one isolated and bullied kid-in a manner of speaking. According to The American Diabetes Association, 25.8 million children and adults in the United States alone, have diabetes. There were 1.9 million new cases of diabetes diagnosed in people of age 20 and older in 2010. Diabetes was a contributing factor in 2,31,404 deaths in 2007.

The first thing you can do to fight type 2 diabetes is find out if you have it. Diabetes can go undiagnosed simply because its symptoms seem so subtle and harmless. Some symptoms include frequent urination, extreme hunger, unusual thirst or weight loss, tingling in hands or feet, and blurred vision, among other things. If you are suffering with any of these, please check with your doctor right away.

It could be nothing or it could be type 2 diabetes. Okay, so you heeded your body's warnings and went to the doctors. You have been diagnosed with type 2. All is not lost. Do not sit at home in a dark room and wait for the possibility of blindness, strokes, amputations, high blood pressure, or kidney disease, to beat you to death. There are things you can do. Realize that sweets like cakes, cookies, pies, pastries, etc, are not the only way to get diabetes. Carbohydrates is broken down in to glucose, so what has carbohydrates? Things like potatoes, chips, rice cakes, crackers, pizza, and certain cereals are foods that you may need to cut back on for your health. Outside of watching your carbs and sugar in foods, drinks can be just as harmful, such as drink powders like kool aid, crystal lite, etc can also send your sugars up. So, in short, watch what you put in your mouth.

The thing just as important as watching what you eat and drink, is exercise. I know, for some, this is big one. With high blood sugars, the best way to bring it down, like with high blood pressure, is to exercise. I am not saying join a gym and work out three hours a day. I am suggesting that doing simple things like a brisk walk during your lunch break can help lower your blood sugar. Light aerobics, biking, swimming, and walking are all ways of fighting type 2 diabetes. If you do not control diabetes, it will control you. There are also medications available that are prescribed by your doctor that are either given by mouth or by injection. Testing your blood and knowing your numbers are also a way to stay a step ahead in this fight against something that affects too many people.

Be informed. Be proactive about what you put in your mouth. Check labels. Test your blood. Exercise. These things are guaranteed to keep type 2 diabetes from beating you to death. There are things, lifestyle changes that you can make to prevent diabetes, or once you have it, controlling it.

According to Indian Ayurveda, when you think too much it gives diabetes. In other words, lot of thoughts coming to your mind should be dealt with to prevent Diabetes. Meditation is a great way to deal with excessive thoughts. Worries and future planning are the major cause of too much thoughts. So you must relax your mind somehow as thoughts won't stop unless you use your common sense. Use your will power to stop thinking too much and getting stressed. That would really help to fight the diabetes.

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Edited by: Rajesh Bihani ( Find me on Google+ )

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