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Reducing Your Risks Of Diabetes

Diabetes is on the rise and with the state of the American diet, it is no wonder. When it comes to eating American's may be counting calories but they surely aren't reading the labels of the foods they eat, at least most Americans. The problem is that even those who care enough about their health to read the labels really don't know what they are looking for and while the amount of calories, fat, salt, and sugar are obvious factors to look they are obviously only a part of the entire picture.

Since diabetes is a condition that has to do with a problem regulating blood sugar in the body it is important to keep an eye on your sugar level, especially your fasting sugar level. And while many individuals know to watch their sugar and if there is a problem to keep it in check many individuals are still not aware that even if you don't eat much sugar you could be at risk.

Diabetes is essentially a problem with digestion of sugars and the body requires insulin in order to effectively process sugars. Sugars however are derivatives of carbohydrates and studies have shown that sugar has a lot less of an effect on diabetics then the consumption of starchy foods does. This is because foods such as breads, pastas, and even potatoes turn into sugar in your body and while they can be natural they still require insulin for digestion.

For a long time it was assumed that people who became diabetic did so because of a genetic link. While heredity does play a role in how a person's body processes and how much insulin it has this isn't the only mitigating factor. Many individuals, especially children are being diagnosed with Diabetes and have no genetic link what so ever. It is essential to realize that while genetics is a contributing factor diet is still of the utmost importance.

When you think about avoiding diabetes it is essential to be sure that you are not only reducing the amount of refined sugar that is in your diet but that you're also limiting the amount of carbohydrates that you are ingesting each and every day. Diet is ever so important in helping to avoid diabetes and if you are willing to put in the effort to keep your carb intake down than you can effectively reduce your risk of diabetes even if you do have a family history of this disease.

By: Ethan C Kalvin

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  1. thanks for sharing..
    i do have family history of diabetes.. so badly need this information..
    once again..thank you for sharing..

  2. This is a very good thought. Diabetes is global and strikes to anybody at all ages. We must be careful on what we are eating. Exercise and eat proper diet. Thanks for this info.