Some of the effects of diabetes are more apparent than others, and the effects of the disease on the brain fall into the category of those that may not be detected immediately – especially if they relate to high blood sugars.
The brain is a highly sensitive organ. It is finely-tuned to react to a myriad of stimuli, including the amount of sugar (glucose) it may receive as fuel.
Many people living a ‘healthy’ lifestyle may develop diabetes, but the key to knowing why, is to look back a little further and examine their understanding of what ‘healthy’ really means.
According to colleagues in the medical diagnostics field, this is a common issue they see over and over again. A patient informs them that they’re healthy… they lift weights or do cardio or exercise daily. Perhaps the story from other people is how they take supplements and only eat organic, lean meat. And then, when their test results return with high cholesterol and raised blood pressure, or elevated glucose levels, they’re surprised. How could it be? Me – a predisposition for diabetes? Surely not…
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And that’s how ten employees from GlucoRx found themselves running in the Surrey Half Marathon recently, to raise funds for the charity, ‘Health Amplifier’.
In short – it’s a yes!
For Type 1 diabetics who don’t need to lose weight, then Diabetes UK advise that studies have shown no particular benefits. However, for Type 2 diabetics (or Type 1 who want to lose weight), it’s a definite yes. Controlling your carbohydrates is not only beneficial in the short-term, but can ultimately eradicate Type 2 diabetes without medication.
Reaping these benefits requires discipline and an understanding of how carbohydrates work in the body, so read on to learn about beneficial carbohydrates, and how changing your diet could be the key to your improved health.
With changes in diet and exercise routines, there’s been a corresponding rise in cases of type 2 diabetes over the past few years. There’s no doubt that, despite the plethora of programmes on television showing us how to live healthily, the majority of the population simply are not.
It’s great news that the recent budget proposes to increase levies on manufacturers of sugar-laden soft drinks (with many of them opting to reduce sugar content as a result), but it’s only a tiny start. Prevention is always going to be better than a cure, and ultimately it falls with the individual to make the changes. This requires more regular exercise and a healthier diet.