About Diabetes & Nutrition : What is Type II Diabetes?

About Diabetes & Nutrition : What is Type II Diabetes?

November 22, 2019 0 By Jose Scott


Ninety percent of the people who develop diabetes,
develop type two diabetes. Type two diabetes is characterized by high blood sugars. Generally,
not quite as high as type one during diagnoses. But, high enough that we can say the person
has diabetes. It comes on because of four major factors. Number one is genetics. Most
people who have type two diabetes have a family history of problems with maintaining normal
blood sugars. The second is age. No one gets to age ninety with perfect, what we call cell
receptor function in terms of insulin. And, so there is a decrease in our ability to use
insulin effectively as we get older. But, the third and fourth reason are probably the
most important. Because, we have an epidemic of diabetes in this country and it’s very
much related to the epidemic of obesity. And, so the third and fourth reason are overweight
and not moving enough. And, so those are the four reasons why someone might develop type
two diabetes. Now, when someone does develop type two diabetes they generally notice they’re
feeling very tired, less energy, sleepy a lot. Those are probably the overriding symptoms
when you first develop type two diabetes. And, the reason is because when the blood
sugar is high in the bloodstream it effects the nervous system and makes you feel kind
of like you’ve taken a tranquilizer.