Type 2 diabetes is more like a symptom rather than a disease. It describes a person that has abnormally high blood glucose levels. Glucose levels involve a number of metabolic functions that are all affected by diet and exercise.
Diabetes is more prominent in developed countries where bad diet and lack of exercise is openly admitted by most experts. In fact, once the effect this bad diet and lack of exercise has on the organs that control glucose levels is examined, the relationship between diabetes, diet, and exercise can plainly be seen.
How Does Bad Diet Affect Us
What we eat and how often we eat can cause great harm to our bodies, especially if what we are eating are refined processed foods.
The problem with refined foods is that in the digestive system they are converted into glucose very rapidly. This constant high level of glucose in the blood stream soon takes its toll on the systems that have to deal with this excess glucose such as the pancreas, liver, and cells.
The pancreas has to produce insulin, in response to high glucose levels in the blood, to signal the liver and cells in the body to take in glucose.
Constant eating and drinking of refined foods and sugary drinks cause the pancreas to simply wear out over time. At the same time the liver and cells in the body stop responding to the dwindling levels of insulin. The result is type 2 diabetes.
How Does the Lack of Exercise Affect Us
Exercise causes us to burn glucose. It also increases our capacity to store glycogen. Glycogen is what glucose is turned into for storage.
If we are constantly eating refined foods and sugary drinks without sufficient activity to burn off this fuel, again we are forcing the pancreas to attempt to produce enough insulin to respond to this excess glucose. The cells, having no place to put this glucose due to lack of activity, simple stop responding to the insulin. The result is diabetes.
How Do We Reverse This
If you have been diagnosed with diabetes or are taking medication for diabetes you must consult your Doctor before changing your diet or exercise level.
By eliminating refined foods, sugary foods and drinks, you will lower the glucose levels in your blood stream. By employing a vigorous aerobic exercise routine you will burn off excess glycogen and glucose. You should also take sugar balance or any other supplement or medication for diabetes. This will help to regulate your blood sugar naturally. But before buying any product, it is important to consult first with your doctor so your health condition will not be compromised.
Here’s the trick to reversing type 2 diabetes. A few days a week give up breakfast and lunch. This is called day fasting. By fasting you give your whole system a rest.
When fasting, the pancreas only needs to produce the minimum amount of insulin; thereby, getting a well-deserved rest. Cells in your body, not having to deal with a constant flood of insulin, become more sensitive to it. The liver gets to burn off glycogen while increasing its capacity to store glycogen.
After a few weeks your system will no longer be overwhelmed by excess glucose. The pancreas will begin to work normally. The cells in your body will become more responsive to insulin. The damage done by high glucose levels to the rest of your body will begin to reverse.
As well as having greater control over your glucose levels, you will have new found energy and vigor.