Doomed For Diabetes: Life is short. Eat dessert first.
Not so fast. While dessert is great, we certainly should be paying attention to the epidemic in the United States that is actually robbing us of our lives. The average American has a one in three chance of developing diabetes symptoms in their life. If those numbers don’t alarm you, don’t worry they get worse. Another 86 million people have prediabetes, with almost 30% of them developing diabetes within five years. The most concerning element of all- roughly a third of people who have diabetes (roughly 8 million adults) are believed to be undiagnosed and have no idea.
Have Your Cake and Eat it Too
While it’s still not entirely known how this happens, prolonged exposure to high blood sugar can damage nerve fibers that affect the blood vessels, heart, eyes, limbs and organs. If changes aren’t made, diabetes can cause complications such as an increased chance of coronary heart disease, vision loss, and digestive issues. Unfortunately, many people with type 2 diabetes have signs so mild that they go unnoticed.
Signs of Type 2 Diabetes
Many people develop type 2 diabetes later in life after longer exposure to processed sugars and lifestyle factors. As well, many of the signs can come in stages and gradually increase. Signs can include:
- Frequent urinary tract and yeast infections
- Chronically dry and itchy skin
- Numbness and tingling in the hands and feet
- Constantly feeling thirsty
- Blurred or decrease in vision
- Spikes in hunger (especially just after eating)
- Slow wound healing
Many of these signs can be for Type 1 Diabetes as well which would also include unexplained weight changes. Early detection of diabetes is critical- it can vastly decrease the risk of complications such as nerve damage, cardiovascular issues, and inflammation.
Supplementing Your Lifestyle
While there are many factors to consider with diabetes, there are many simple things you can do to ensure you avoid this epidemic. Lifestyle factors such as eliminating processed sugars, exercising weekly, eating a balanced diet, and implementing intermittent fasting can be tremendously effective. However, many will still need some additional support, be further into life, or want to have the occasional piece of cake.
Glucose IQ was formulated with ingredients to help reset insulin sensitivity, balance blood sugar, and restore pancreas function. It is a great natural alternative for diabetes types 1 and 2 to ensure blood sugar levels stay in check and our body has the supplemental support it needs to heal.