You can still be on time to stop Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes has become a serious public health problem, with incidence numbers increasing alarmingly worldwide, but fortunately, this situation can be prevented if certain necessary measures are taken.
Excess weight, Obesity and physical inactivity which are characteristic of our current life style, are primarily responsible for this. However, there are several other risk factors we need to consider to be able to prevent or at least delay a Type 2 Diabetes diagnosis.
One of the risk factors for developing Type 2 Diabetes, which is very common in these times where we’re constantly worrying about our schedules, economic situation and work, is stress. Stress causes the adrenal glands (located above the kidneys) to secrete a hormone called Cortisol, which raises blood sugar levels, constricts arteries and blood vessels, accelerates our heart rate, facilitates the formation of fat cells or adipocytes in the adipose tissue and stimulates the release of appetite hormones (ghrelin), as a defense mechanism to escape dangerous situations, for which the body was designed. It is therefore very important that, in addition to the above recommendations, we maintain a more relaxed, quiet and stress-free life. Smoking and excessive alcohol consumption are factors that worsen this situation, especially if we already have one or more risk factors for developing metabolic syndrome, Pre-Diabetes or Type 2 Diabetes, which is why it’s important for us to avoid smoking and reduce our alcoholic beverage consumption to the max.
Unfortunately, any of us can have one or more risk factors for developing Type 2 Diabetes, and we could even already have insulin resistance syndrome, Pre-Diabetes or Type 2 Diabetes and not know it. Unfortunately, in many cases, people learn they’ve had insulin resistance syndrome or Diabetes for many years when their bodies have already undergone irreversible damage. It is therefore very important to stay well informed about the risk factors and the stages that lead to Type 2 Diabetes so that we can detect any problems earlier, allowing us to enjoy a healthier, more productive and happier life.