Type 3 Diabetes? A Health Alert!

Imagine losing your most precious memories. Imagine that your spouse, family and close friends become strangers, or that you can’t remember how to perform even the simplest of tasks. Imagine the pain of losing your own personality and becoming someone else. These are some of the devastating realities of Alzheimer’s Disease. But few realize just how closely related Alzheimer’s is to Type II Diabetes.

Researchers at Brown University have discovered that insulin can be produced within the brain as well as the pancreas. When the production of insulin in the brain falls off, the cellular structure begins to deteriorate and brain function goes on the decline. In an Alzheimer patient, protein deposits build up in the brain. For diabetics, protein deposits build up in the pancreas. You see, the underlying cause is the same, but it just targets two different organs.

Just like diabetes, Alzheimer’s is a result of abnormal blood sugar metabolism. In fact, the risk for diabetics developing Alzheimer’s is 65% higher than someone without diabetes.

So what to do about the risks? The Mayo Clinic has listed several know risks which contribute to the development of Type II Diabetes. By addressing them, you stand a good chance of avoiding something as destructive to your life as Alzheimer’s.

  • Your weight. Being overweight (having a body mass index greater than 25) is one of the primary factors in developing diabetes. The more fat you have, especially the fat know as VAT fat, the more resistant your cells become to insulin.
  • Fat distribution. If you carry most of your fat in the abdominal region rather than a distribution around the hips and thighs and other body areas, you have a greater risk for developing diabetes.
  • An inactive lifestyle. It’s simple really; the less you move the less (glucose) energy the body burns up in the muscle and the cells become more sensitive to insulin.
  • Family History
  • Race. Although unclear as to why, Blacks, Hispanics, American Indian and Asians are more likely to become diabetic than whites.
  • Age. As you get older, your risks increase, especially after 45. Most likely this happens because of obesity, inactivity and changing hormones. However, there is an alarming rise in type 2 diabetes with children and young adults. Primarily due to nutritional factors and inactivity.
  • Gestational Diabetes. If you developed gestational diabetes when pregnant, your risk later increases. If you gave birth to a child weighing 9 pounds, you are also at risk.

Now that you know the risks, it can be time for you to take action! It’s never too late to begin a transformation towards health. NEVER!

Begin with a change in nutrition. OneSource Wellness Coaching offers several options for you to consider. You need to eat, so use tools which give you the right foods in the right amounts in an easy to use planner. Clients are also advised to use nutritional supplements to help better manage glucose and insulin as well as fat metabolism. Don’t forget to drink your water throughout the day. Add lemons or other fruit if you don’t like the taste. Getting half your body weight in ounces per day is a good rule as is eight, 8 ounce glasses.Next, begin a more active lifestyle and exercise program. If you’re not sure how or where to start.

OneSource Wellness Coaching offers a complimentary consultation and sample transformation session. You can explore your options without committing up front to heavy gym memberships or long term contracts.Your weight is not something to fool around with. It can, and will, someday cause you serious health issues like diabetes, cancer, Metabolic Syndrome or Alzheimer’s.

Almost every risk for disease is a lifestyle choice. You have a choice to take action for better health and wellness, or to take a road to degeneration and disease. Don’t make excuses about not having time or money, or you have too much work to do. None of that will matter when you’re lying in a hospital bed wishing you had done something earlier.

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