Diabetes has risen to epidemic proportions today. Over 40% of Americans are walking around with diabetes and don't even know it. One of the largest contributions is America's other epidemic: obesity. The funny thing is that type 2 diabetes afflicts people who are not necessarily obese. You know, "I need to lose a few pounds" type of folks. That was me. And even though I live a rather active lifestyle the contributing factors for most are:
- Genetics- Did your grand's, great grand's, aunts or uncles, cousins, or mom and dad have diabetes?
- Lifestyle- How healthy are you? Do you live a sedentary lifestyle? How much exercise do you get?
- Diet- How much or how little do you eat? What are you eating? What combinations of food do you eat?
I'll talk about my diabetic horror (well it was horrible to me) story next time:)
Just a hint. It ain't over just because the doctor says so.