Diabetes is one of the most common diseases people live with. While type I diabetes shows up in people who cannot produce insulin, type II diabetes occurs when the body becomes resistant to insulin. In many cases, this response occurs when the body has succumbed to other unhealthy habits that can lead to other diseases in time.
Diabetes as a gateway disease
When the body isn't fueled by the proper macro and micronutrients, it becomes a conduit for disease. While it's no secret that one of the primary causes of type II diabetes is unhealthy eating due to consistently elevated sugar levels. Eating too many sweets and not enough vegetables can also catalyze other deadly and debilitating diseases, such as cancer, high blood pressure, and heart disease.
So, how can you improve your eating habits to lower your chances of exhibiting disease (and possibly even reverse type II diabetes)?
Type II diabetes is a gateway disease. It can serve as one of the first signs that your body is in dire need of change. There is a direct correlation between disease and poor nutrition, so if you find you're prediabetic or fighting type II diabetes, it might be time to speak with your doctor and consider a change in eating habits.
Sinclair Broadcast Group is committed to the health and well-being of our viewers, which is why we initiated Sinclair Cares. Every month we'll bring you information about the "Cause of the Month," including topical information, education, awareness, and prevention. November is American Diabetes Month.