Condition Spotlight

No matter where you are with type 2 diabetes, there are some things you should know. It’s the most common form of diabetes. Type 2 means that your body doesn’t use insulin properly. And while some people can control their blood sugar levels with healthy eating and exercise, others may need medication or insulin to manage it. Regardless, you have everything you need to fight it. Not sure where to start? Check out our resources.

Diabetes is a lifestyle disease. It can be reversed by modifying diet, increasing exercise and modifying lifestyle issues. Managing stress is a big component to control your type 2 diabetes. Check out these resources to learn more.

A Common Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

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In the US, nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes while 86 million have pre-diabetes, a precursor to the full-blown disease. Rates have been on the rise since 2010, a trend that’s being echoed worldwide. One out of every two don’t even know they have the condition. And it is more than high blood sugar; long-term effects can result in blindness, heart attack, stroke and death

Increasing your fiber content, reducing your net carbs and including high-quality fats in your diet are three simple and effective ways of reducing your risk of diabetes. 

It’s important to realize that type 2 diabetes is not the result of insufficient insulin production. It’s actually the result of too much insulin being produced on a chronic basis, primarily from eating a high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet.

This overwhelms and “deafens” your insulin receptors, hence the term “insulin resistance.” It’s the chronically elevated insulin levels that make your body “resistant” to understanding the signals sent by the insulin. This also occurs with leptin, and most overweight or obese individuals have some degree of insulin and leptin resistance.

One of the best predictors of type 2 diabetes, in turn, is being obese or overweight. Aside from the issues of insulin and leptin resistance, obesity alters the makeup of microbes in and on your body.

There are many lifestyle changes you can make to reverse diabetes.