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Comprehending the Causes of Diabetes

Aug 26, 2008
It is no surprise that diabetes is one of the larger problems of health that the majority of people are suffering from and it is obvious that it's overall effect both in the short term or in the long term can be life changing. One of the most important prevention tools of diabetes is that of education as it is to your benefit to understand the major causes that are behind diabetes that might be affecting you at this point in time and you will start to realize that it has something to do with the method that your body breaks down or processes the food that you eat.

Comprehending Metabolism

To completely comprehend and know diabetes and it's causes, it is critical that you initially get to know more information about how the metabolism of your body breaks down the foods that you eat. One of the major causative factors behind diabetes is the lack of a persons body to produce insulin or the resistance of insulin, yet there are times when it can be both.

When the food that you consume is digested several things happen in your body, one of which is that glucose goes into the blood stream and when that happens, the pancreas produces insulin to transport the glucose or sugar to your muscles, liver cells, and fat where it might be utilized as fuel.

Since the pancreas simply creates small amounts of insulin or the fat, muscles, or liver cells don't respond to it in the appropriate manner, individuals with diabetes have high blood sugar levels.

Know The Origins

Apart from the various causes of diabetes, you will discover that there are different kinds that correspond to the type that people are afflicted by, however mainly, the most common cause tends to be the failure of the pancreas in creating or resistance of the other sections of a persons body to insulin.

Other reasons for people getting the disease is that of genetics. When a person has a family history of relatives who have suffered from diabetes that makes them more susceptible to the disease as well. Additionally, mothers who have given birth to large sized babies that weigh in excess of nine kilos would have a more likely chance of suffering from gestational diabetes on their next pregnancy.

Some of the leading causes behind diabetes are; obesity, ethnicity particularly Asians, African Americans, Native American, Hispanics, and those form the Pacific Islands, high levels of triglycerides as well as high blood pressure, lack of exercise, and at times, age being greater than forty five.

Medical professionals as well as other experts advocate that for individuals who are older than forty five should have a regular screening for diabetes at least three years. For individuals who are at higher risk for getting diabetes should have their screening done more often.
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