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What the heck is Diabetes all about?

September 22, 2014 All by Aaron Van Gaver

Type II diabetes is becoming more and more of an issue in the adult (and now more recently in the adolescent) population. The two primary causes of Type II diabetes are obesity and inactivity.

Diabetes and pre-diabetes are on the rise due to lifestyle and unhealthy food choices. Diabetes occurs when the blood sugar levels begin to rise, and the body isn’t able to correctly regulate its blood glucose levels. This can be due to not enough insulin or the insulin not being used efficiently to remove the sugar from the blood and into cells.  With Type II diabetes, the pancreatic cells start to “wear out” which contributes to the rising blood glucose levels and the condition of pre-diabetes or diabetes.

Some ways to help keep blood glucose levels in good control are to make sure you eat healthy, exercise regularly and eat a balanced diet that won’t spike blood glucose levels. It is a juggling act, and one that takes lifestyle changes to take control of your health.

Low glycemic index foods and protein are important in slowing the release of sugar into the blood stream. Check out http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com for more information on the types of foods that are good for balancing blood sugar.