There is a direct correlation between being overweight and having Type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is a problem with your body that causes blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise higher than normal. This is also called hyperglycemia. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes.
If you have Type 2 diabetes your body does not use insulin properly. This is called insulin resistance. At first, your pancreas makes extra insulin to make up for it but over time it isn’t able to keep up and can’t make enough insulin to keep your blood glucose at normal levels.
There are many complications that can arise with diabetes such as hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, high blood pressure, skin issues, vision problems, neuropathy, kidney disease, foot complications and depression. It is very hard on the body and can cause tiredness and irritability.
Diabetes is an expensive disease to have. Aside from the medication that is required to treat and maintain blood sugar levels, there is also the testing equipment that is needed to properly manage the disease.
Proper diet and exercise goes a long way to improving sugar levels and preventing further damage to the body, but even better than controlling type 2 diabetes is preventing it altogether.
Maintaining a healthy weight is imperative to diabetes prevention. With the help of Garcia Weight Loss, you can achieve and maintain a healthy weight and enjoy a healthy lifestyle. Taking control of your weight before it becomes a health issue will save you money and give you a better quality of life. Not only will losing weight help you feel better, it will make you look better. Weight loss will help boost your self-confidence and give you a new outlook on life. It’s amazing how shedding excess weight can give you an abundance of energy and make you feel like a new person.
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Medically reviewed by Jay J. Garcia, MD on May 2, 2014