diabetestalk.net

Which Kind Of Diabetes Is Related To Obesity And Poor Diet

Share on facebook

Causes

Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas doesn't produce enough insulin to maintain a normal blood glucose level, or the body is unable to use the insulin that is produced (insulin resistance). The pancreas is a large gland behind the stomach that produces the hormone insulin. Insulin moves glucose from your blood into your cells, where it's converted into energy. In type 2 diabetes, there are several reasons why the pancreas doesn't produce enough insulin. Risk factors for type 2 diabetes Three of the main risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes are: age – being over the age of 40 (over 25 for people of south Asian, Chinese, African-Caribbean or black African origin, even if you were born in the UK) genetics – having a close relative with the condition, such as a parent, brother or sister weight – being overweight or obese People of south Asian and African-Caribbean origin also have an increased risk of developing complications of diabetes, such as heart disease, at a younger age than the rest of the population. Read about reducing your risk of type 2 diabetes. Age Your risk of developing type 2 diabetes increases with age. This may be because people tend to gain weight Continue reading >>

Share on facebook

Popular Questions

  1. In mid Dec I was diagnosed with type 2. My A1C was 12.1 and fasting BS was 253.
    Since then I have tackled lifestyle changes head on and was put on 1.25 MG of Glyburide.
    I have been religious about several things in my attempt to correct this health issue. My main goal is to make the lifestyle changes I need to make so I can get off all meds.
    Here are the things I have changed
    Diet

    Low Carb,
    Very low Sugar 30-40 Grams a day
    Good Protein
    Exercise 6-7 days a week

    Not just walking around the block
    High intensity Cardio
    Weight training
    Added Supplements (Cinnamon, Green Tee, Turmeric)
    Added 1.25 MG of Glyburide
    Check BS 4 Times a day to understand what may cause spikes Since these changes my blood sugars have been in check
    Here are my averages
    7 Day Avg 102
    30 Day Avg 103
    50 Day (since I started) Avg 115 My estimated A1C based on the app I am using is 5.2%
    I feel pretty good about all of the above and the progress I am making. However, I am not happy about my weight loss. I am working hard and I burn more than 3000 Calories a day (Fitbit data).
    My calorie in-take is 2000-2500. So I should be losing weight weight and I am not. It is possible I am converting some body fat to muscle as I am getting progressively stronger. To validate this I recently bough a fit bit Aria scale which measures body fat. I know this will not be a true reading but should help me gauge progress.
    After all the long winded detail above her is my question
    Can I split the Glyburide in half and take in the AM and in the PM to help reduce the amount of insulin my body at any given time is putting out and reduce fat storage as result?
    Since I test so often I am tempted to start weening myself off the pills and see what happens to my readings. This is my end state goal no pills!
    Thoughts?
    Thanks in advance!

  2. powerwalker2

    Go for it! So far, so good -- so it's working. Don't think your messing with the small dose of Glyburide is going to matter much.
    I do think you're right that you're "converting some body fat to muscle as I am getting progressively stronger", so wouldn't be particulary concerned about weight, but focus on overall fitness and health. Keep up the great work!

  3. abill

    30-40g of sugar? do you mean a total of 30-40g of carbs
    to lose weight, you need to cut the carbs right back, moderate protein (100g for a male) and confusingly high fats
    more info on low carb
    http://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb .
    what to expect the first week, besides being hungry for the first 2 days, then it stops
    https://www.verywell.com/getting-through-the-first-week-2242037 .
    you may not need to go this low, but it will help you see what a meal plan is.
    http://au.atkins.com/new-atkins/the-program/phase-1-induction.html .

  4. -> Continue reading
read more close

Related Articles

Popular Articles

More in diabetic diet