Why Nutrition Is Such An Important Factor
Science agrees on at least one thing : nutrition is very important when it comes to preventing diabates, or reducing the effects it has on your health.
It's All About Eating Healthy
It's no secret that your diet is very important when it comes to preventing diabetes or diabetes-related illnesses. Many respectable medical professionals have proven that eating harmful foods will increase your chances of developing diabetes. Obviously it also depends on other factors such as how much exercise one gets. But you shouldn't underestimate the crucial role a healthy diet plays in fighting the development of diabetes. Taking care to stay away from improper nutrition will be a major step in making yourself healthier.
Less severe forms of diabetes can even be treated with proper nutrition, or at least minimise the effects of the condition in most people. There is just no excuse for not eating healthy foods! As the percentage of overweight people increases in our societies so will the percentage of people suffering from diabetes.
For those who are not sure what causes diabetes or how the processes of our body work, let's go over them quickly.
Foods that we eat are digested and then transformed into more simplistic forms. For example carbohydrates are transformed into glucose. Your body will send those sugars into your bloodstreams, where they will serve as “fuel” for your cells. Once they are in your bloodstream insulin will assist in delivering vital nutrients and sugars from your bloodstream into cells that require the “fuel”. Sugar is the energy that your organs need to function properly. We cannot survive without our heart getting a healthy dose of sugar.
What happens to people with diabetes is the following : The pancreas is unable to produce insulin (remember, this helpful element is vital in the transport of energy to other cells) which causes the sugar that's in your bloodstream to stay stationary. Obviously this can result in organ failure. Individuals with type 1 diabetes therefore require insulin injections to keep the energy transport in their body from failing.
Medical science is not sure why the worst form of diabetes (type 1) actually occurs. But they believe that an incorrectly functioning immune system might be the cause. See, normally it protects us from harmful intruders by neutralising them. But an immune system that isn't working properly will also attack healthy cells. If it starts attacking healthy cells in your pancreas this can lead to failure of this very important tool. Hence insulin generation stops, resulting in a stop of sugar transfer from your bloodstream.
The conclusion would be to keep your immune system in excellent condition by consuming healthy foods, and carefully watching your weight. It's also important that if you aren't feeling well and may have some symptoms of diabetes to contact a medical professional as soon as possible.