A little diabetes/blood glucose lesson:
- Type One diabetes is hereditary and is there at birth. The person may not see signs of the disease till they are older, but the pancrease as they get older begins to shut down. Insulin is the chemical in the body that allows glucose to be absorbed into the muscle and tissue, so it is vital that the diabetic takes insulin shots to regulate the blood glucose level. On a side note, there is a very high danger of tissue damage in diabetics where it comes to the brain and eye tissue. The brain and eyes do not need insulin to use glucose, so there is a steady and sometimes vast amount of glucose coursing into these organs.
Well, what happenes when you have wayyyy to much of one thing in a vital organ? Lets use vitamen C for an example. A few years ago scientists concluded that you will get cancer if you intake too much vitamen C. Well, unfortunately they forgot to mention that the amount you would have to intake is about the same as eating 50 cases of oranges every day for the rest of your life. God forbid someone actually did that, but if they did, their kidneys and liver would totally shutdown and stop functioning.
It is the same concept with the brain and eyes when we are talking about glucose levels. If the glucose levels remain extremely high for a extended period of time, there is a very high chance of damage. Some symtoms of type one are: dizzyness, increased thirst, weight loss, increased urination, and weight loss
-Type Two diabetes isn’t hereditary, it usually occurs later in life and mostly in the older generations. But unfortunately we are finding that it is becoming more and more common in younger people. Type two diabetes means that the body does produce insulin, but it couldnt be enough or the body just might not recognize it. There are usually no symptons with type two are there is with type one. We are finding that there is an increased number of type two diabetics that are becoming type one.
Now when we are talking about normal people, we need to take medical studies with an extreme grain of salt. Yes, there is an increased risk of diabetes with obesity, that aint nothing new. People who are eating a metric shit ton of bad food are going to have an increased risk of health issues, again, nothing new. People who aren’t responsible for themselves and what they put in their mouths can’t blame anyone but themselves. I know someone is going to say something about genetics and such… yes, if you are genetically prone to being obese then there is a good chance that you will turn out to be obese. But people dont realize that genetics can be over come with lots of hard work and determination. Look at most of us, we arent genetic freaks that pack on pounds of muscle without true effort. There are those people out there, and good for you, I hate you, but good for you. We all know what we should be doing and for most of us we do it.
I dont know about all yall, but sitting on my ass everyday eating fast food and drinking a gallon of soda doesnt sound too much fun to me. Thats getting on the fast track to what the dude up top is saying, that shit does happen, but not to the extent that he is preaching. And yes, the dude that is under him is right also, that most docs are full of shit and are totally one sided. Like I said, grain of salt and moderation. Unfortuntately, Americans don’t have even a clue about the word moderation. Hang out in any bar across the country and yall will see what i’m talking about, and most of yall know already. Just pull your head out of you ass and use it once in awhile.