Diabetes Prevention is Obesity Prevention
Everyone by now knows that most of the people diagnosed with diabetes 2 are obese. This ratio is as high 90%. Therefore, obesity prevention is diabetes prevention. Common sense tells that there is a connection between diabetes and obesity. Being over weight adds stress on the physical performance of the body, as blood pressure increases, cardiac risks multiplies and so is the blood sugar range. Insulin resistance starts causing high blood sugar levels and diabetes 2 sets in.
It is a globally accepted phenomenon. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) that consists of 200 national diabetes association in over 160 countries of the world with a mission to promote diabetes prevention and cure globally also verifies the same
One of the mission for IDF is to increase health awareness by promoting and educating authentic and latest information for people with diabetes and for the medical experts. The organization has clearly mentioned,
“Type 2 diabetes, however, can be prevented in many cases by maintaing a healthy weight and being physically active. Studies in China Finland and United States have confirmed this”.
Harvard’s affiliated Joslin Diabetes Center’s assistant professor Hamdy and many other from the same, have come up with the same results about obesity and diabetes. Last week, March 2012, they published an article that even a little increase in weight increases the diabetes risk factors to several notches higher as 85 % of the diabetics are overweight.
Diabetes is the seventh leading cause in US. It is the number one cause for kidney failure blindness, limb amputations, heart disease and stroke. Today diabetes is number one epidemic and public health issue for human health.
Currently, when diabetes is an epidemic even a little more weight than average can bring a person to pre diabetic condition and then diabetes if not checked. United States is an overfed and undernourished nation. Being over weight is one of the primary, type 2 diabetes risk factors. Diabetes statistics estimates that 80-90 % of diabetics are obese.
Slim normal weight people are actually hard to find.
Since it is a greater risk for the nation, only medical expert can not work harder and smarter to take away this epidemic from us. We have to work together as a nation. Mothers have to be extra caution while raising their kids to avoid obesity and take care of the health of the child for him/her to be normal weight according to height and age. High nutrition and optimal health is the basic goal here. Provide a lifestyle of an active person for life and paying attention to their own health must become the nature of these growing children so they can save themselves with this giant epidemic.
Schools will have to put an effort to make children health conscious from the very childhood. Make kids aware of diabetes and how to avoid it must be one of the goals presented by schools.
Together we can control this disease. We have to save our children and their children.
Are you ready for this challenge? I hope everyone says “yes” to this goal and prepares to be ready in the coming years.
Diabetes 2 is a reversible disease
Kill obesity and diabetes viscous cycle before it takes over completely. As Diabetes 2 is a reversible disease. Heal diabetes 2 with the power of food. Proper food intake empowers to reverse diabetes 2.
1. Dr. Mark Hyman,founder and medical director of the Ultrawellness Center Lenox, Massachusetts, has a seven step well researched proven plan, intense care program with supplements and food that can reverse diabetes. He believes that diabetes can be treated by using food as medicine and since this processes takes care of obesity and diabetes it can be termed as “diebesity” instead of diabetes. As a dr. for diabetes Mark Hyman is the writer of diabetes best seller for 2012.
2. Similarly, researchers in UK have come up with the same results that diabetic diet meal plan can reverse diabetes even with those patient who are diabetics for a long time and insulin making cells are damaged in the pancreas, can also improve and eventually reverse diabetes with healthy diet meal plans.
3. A friend and neighbor of mine started taking care of her diabetes 2 with healthy diet meal plans. She paid extra attention to portion control and added high fiber diet food to the plan. She noticed a big improvement and had to stop her insulin that she was taking three times a day. She takes insulin only once in twenty four hours, have lost twenty pounds of weight. Her statins medicine has been reduced to very low strength, because of improvement in the cholesterol. All this happened with in three months. Her exercise habits are the same as before. Now with these amazing changes she is so excited that she wants to continue doing this and start exercising more to loose more weight.
I wish everyone can reverse their diabetes just the same by
a. maintaining healthy body mass index
b. maintaining diabetes and weight
c. health meal planning with low glycemic index
To your best health
The sole purpose of this information is health awareness. This information is real and based on facts. It is not a substitute for medical care from your doctor or health care provider. Please check with your doctor on any related matter that concerns you for your health and well being.