Age-onset or Type 2 Diabetes is a metabolic disease (Metabolism is the process by which body synthesises and uses food that we eat). Over time, wrong food habits, lack of exercise and a stressful lifestyle load the metabolic system beyond its capacity, and the body can no longer manufacture and use insulin for the conversion of food to energy.
When enough insulin is not released into the bloodstream to remove glucose made from foods eaten, the level of Glucose in the bloodstream stays higher than desirable. This is called Diabetes.
Diabetes is dangerous and can lead to several complications: Nerve disease, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Eye problems including blindness, Skin Disorders, Foot problems, Ulcers and intestinal diseases, Frozen shoulder and other orthopaedic problems, Kidney failure, pregnancy complications, sexual dysfunction, tooth and gum disease, and much more!!
Type 2 Diabetes is preventable with early detection and lifestyle modification. If your fasting blood sugars are normal but above 100 mg/ dl, and your 2 hour-post lunch sugars are normal but above 140 mg/ dl, you are in a “Pre-Diabetic” stage. In fact, if you are obese, above 35 and have a stressful lifestyle with erratic eating habits, you may want to be careful even if your blood sugar levels are lower!!
Lifestyle modifications to prevent Diabetes include eating smaller, regular meals with balanced nutrition; exercising moderately 5-6 days a week and maintaining a desirable body weight.
Most people think this is impossible to achieve while juggling a hectic and demanding career with a fulfilling but time-consuming family life!! But there are solutions if you look for them, and the sooner you do so, the better the results!!
We ask that you put your own Self First this time!!!