Being obese is a risk factor for diabetes but it does not mean you will develop the disease if you are obese.
1. How To Manage Your Diabetes RiskOf course, as the saying goes: Prevention Is The Best Medicine. However, not everybody is ableto prevent, avoid, stay away, ward off or keep from getting diabetes.At the same time, saying we can cure, get rid of, beat, stop, heal, eliminate, fix or halt diabetes isnot in line with pharmaceutical treatment and the diabetes authorities. Yet there are ways to fightdiabetes naturally.Simply Raw - Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days is an independent documentary film thatchronicles six diabetic Americans who switch to natural food diet hoping to reverse the diseasewithout drugs. See the trailer here at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhTnpd26Q_EOr learn more here athttp://getlongevitynow.com/a-must-see-simply-raw-documentary-film/There are two kinds of diabetes, type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. The firsttype is also known as juvenile diabetes and is usually diagnosed in childhood. Itis the bodys cells and the pancreas" inability to produce enough insulin. In type2 diabetes there is not enough insulin produced for the body or the body is notmaking proper use of the insulin that is available.Many studies and doctors have linked an increasing number of people beingdiagnosed with diabetes to obesity. When a person is obese or very over weightthey are overtaxing their pancreas (the organ that produces insulin) and this canlead to type 2 diabetes. Being obese is a risk factor for diabetes but it does notmean you will develop the disease if you are obese. By losing weight andleading a healthier lifestyle you can gain control of this risk factor either byreducing it or eliminating it altogether.There are other risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes including age andrace but of course there is no control over these factors. Studies have shownthat over half of the people diagnosed with diabetes are considered clinicallyobese. People who are obese and work hard to lose weight can better managetheir diabetes through diet or oral medications instead of insulin injections.Incorporating a healthy eating plan and regular physical activity will also help tomanage the disease.In addition to being at a higher risk for developing diabetes people who areobese are at an increased risk for other life-threatening diseases too. Namelyheart and cardiovascular diseases, it is in an individuals best interest to maintaina healthy weight for their body type and health in order to reduce the risks totheir health. Medical support is available through your health care provider ifneeded.Content Courtesy http://GetLongevityNow.com