Diabetes is a disease of carbohydrate intolerance, when eating sugars and starches leads to high levels of blood glucose (sugar) in the blood.
Diabetes is a problem because it brings many health complications. Diabetics have higher risk of:
There are a number of different types of diabetes:
If you eat a diet high in sugar (from carbs, processed foods or high sugar foods), your body gradually becomes resistant to insulin. It requires more and more insulin to control your blood sugar level. These high levels of insulin lead to increased fat storage and salt retention (among other health issues). Eventually the pancreas fails. It simply can’t produce the insulin needed to counteract the sugar. Blood glucose levels start to rise and the result is type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disease, when a cluster of conditions occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. Metabolic syndrome is a combination of:
It’s associated with insulin resistance and regarded as a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
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