SUGAR; THE INFAMOUS BANE OF HEALTH (Understanding Diabetes 2)


Polyphagia (excessive eating), polydipsia (excessive drinking), polyuria (excessive urination) and Glycosuria (glucose in urine).
These are the four cardinal signs of diabetes

Diabetics are advised to stay away from consuming too much glucose because their body system already contains huge amount of glucose which isn't being used by the body.

The exact cause of type 1 diabetes is unknown, but it is believed to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body becomes resistant to insulin or when the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin to meet the body's needs. Risk factors for type 2 diabetes include being overweight or obese, having a family history of diabetes, leading a sedentary lifestyle, and having a diet high in sugar and processed foods.

It is on this basis that people around you advise you to stay away from sugary foods.

This is because it is medically believed that excessive intake of sugar leads to increased fat storage in the body. The more fat storage is increased, especially inside the liver and around internal organs, it leads to the body resisting insulin action.

Sugar however does not directly cause type 2 diabetes, you are more likely to get it if you are overweight. Because of the increase fat cells in your body. And this comes as a result of the kind of food you consume; junk foods, unhealthy foods.

Type 2 diabetes is mainly the result of two problems; When cells in muscle, fat and the liver become resistant to insulin. As a result, the cells don't take in enough sugar. The pancreas can't make enough insulin to keep blood sugar levels within a healthy range.

Exactly why this happens is not known. Being overweight and inactive are key contributing factors.

Maintaining a healthy weight, eating healthy, being physically active is advised.

Other less common types of diabetes include gestational diabetes, which occurs during pregnancy, and monogenic diabetes, which is caused by a genetic mutation.

Overall, the exact cause of diabetes can vary depending on the type, but it is often a combination of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors.


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