Sugar is Sweet, Diabetes is Not!
The incidence of Diabetes is a fairly common one in India. The survey conducted during 2015-2019 by Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi has showed that the prevalence of known diabetes cases was 8.0% and new diabetes cases was 3.8%.
What is Diabetes?
So, when does one say that he/she is diabetic?
It’s when the gland pancreas fails to produce enough of the hormone Insulin, or when the body is unable to process the Insulin properly, is when people get Diabetes. Insulin is the hormone responsible for carrying sugar from the bloodstream into the cells, which is then converted into energy for immediate use, or stored for the future. The spike in the blood sugar count occurs when the body can no longer effectively transport sugar from the blood to the cells.
Types of Diabetes
The two types of Diabetes are referred to as Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 Diabetes is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar (glucose). While Type 2 Diabetes is very common in India and is also treatable, Type 1 Diabetes cannot be cured and occurs in adolescents.
Causes of Diabetes
We owe the high incidence of Diabetes largely to the lifestyle and food habits of the urban world. Agreed, that this disease is mostly hereditary, yet it’s also true that the environment plays a huge factor. There is no common diabetes cause that fits every type of diabetes. The cause of Diabetes varies from person to person.
Causes of Type 2 Diabetes can be attributed to a sedentary lifestyle, obesity and of course, a poor diet. Needless to mention, all of them can be corrected/prevented.
Steering clear of fried food, devoting an hour of your day to some physical activity can help you prevent Diabetes. The earlier you start improving your daily habits, the better for you. Condition only worsens as you age.
There are few rituals which you can incorporate in your daily life, to help you ward off this chronic disease.
The Diabetes Care Combo from Kapiva is one such habit that you could include in your regular life as a preventive measure. The combo includes:
- Karela Jamun Juice – Being low in glycemic index, these herbs help maintain blood sugar levels
- Dia Free Capsules – It comes with the combination of 16 potent herbs that work in complete synergy to keep Diabetes in check
Regular exercise like weight lifting, brisk walking, running, biking, dancing, hiking, swimming and more, help increase Insulin sensitivity. Never forget to check your blood sugar levels at periodical intervals. It’s the inculcation of little habits like these that can help bring down the rate of Diabetes in the nation.