If you weren’t aware, November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Due to the theme of the month, we’re going to focus this post towards the epidemic that has overtaken North America.
Diabetes Type I is a congenital disease that a very small percentage of the population suffers from. Type II is a lifestyle disease that the majority of diabetes sufferers deal with.
Diabetes Type II happens because of blood sugar problems, due to our diet. Most people who suffer from this issue consume entirely too much sugar and processed food. Diabetes doesn’t necessarily kill you, however, it does make your life a living hell after you get it. Therefore it has been termed a ‘disabler’. The most common disablers in N. America are diabetes and stroke.
Although, Diabetes Type II is a specific disease due to blood sugar issues, it isn’t the only one that can be caused by too much sugar in our bodies. Alzheimer’s is now being called Type III Diabetes due to its link with blood sugar issues. In fact, someone who suffers from Diabetes Type II has a much higher rate of suffering from Alzheimer’s later on in life.
Typically, when someone thinks about a Diabetes Type II sufferer, they imagine an overweight individual. However, this is not always the case. Many people who deal with this problem actually are normal weight. It’s not a weight issue, although that can come with it. Diabetes is an insulin and blood sugar issue.
So, what can we do to prevent ourselves from becoming a statistic?
The first step is to avoid sugar and processed foods. The foods you commonly find in a box or with a bar code have been processed, typically with sugar added. Make sure you’re getting plenty of exercise, water, and sleep as well. If you’re deficient in any of these, your cravings will rise, and you will also have more difficulty regulating your blood sugar.
The most overlooked factor in helping you to regulate your hormones and ability of your body to respond to insulin is the function of your nervous system.
Your neurology controls how everything works in the body, including our hormones. As a pre-requisite to a healthy life, a fully-functioning nervous system is necessary. Without it operating fully, it’s very difficult to conclude that our bodies are working at 100%.
To summarize, if you or someone you know suffers from Diabetes, consume less sugar and processed foods, get better sleep, drink lots of water, and ensure your nervous system is working properly.
Stay healthy friends.