Overweight And Diabetes (The Link That Should Be Avoided)
In today’s world, literally, we all around the world are eating ourselves into a diabetes epidemic. Obesity has long been associated with diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance and cardio vascular disease.
Obesity means accumulation of excess fat on the body. Obesity is considered a chronic (long-term) disease, like high blood pressure or diabetes. It has many serious long-term consequences for your health. Obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of greater than 30. The BMI is a measure of your weight relative to your height.
So what exactly is “DiaObesity”?
Diabetes + Obesity = DiaObesity.
DIABETES is also known as DIABETES MELLITUS or Sugar Diabetes.
It’s a condition where INSULIN produced by the pancreas, is in short supply or deficient or Insulin if present, does not work properly and has diminished effectiveness.
Insulin regulates the levels of glucose and sugar in the blood.
No matter what medication or superior types of insulin are developed, diabetes cannot be treated effectively without a daily dose of physical activity. Diabetes can be controlled but treatment is typically lifelong.
Treating Obesity Will Treat Type 2 Diabetes
Weight-loss is an important goal for overweight or obese persons, particularly those with type 2 diabetes. Moderate and sustained weight-loss (five percent to 10 percent of body weight) can improve insulin action, decrease fasting glucose concentrations and reduce the need for some diabetes medications. A program of diet, exercise and behavior modification can successfully treat obesity, but pharmacotherapy and/or surgery may be warranted.
Tips to help you lose your body weight
* Weight-loss will occur when energy expenditure exceeds energy intake. Be active throughout the day and create an energy deficit of 500-1,000 calories per day. (If you are a diabetic person, consult a Doctor for medical guidance to manage your weight).
* Take lot of fibre content food instead of complex carbohydrate food.
* A goal should be set for 30 to 45 minutes of moderate exercise five times per week