Very few people realize the link between weight gain and diabetes. Even cases of gestational diabetes is much greater in patients who are overweight than in those who do not. Type 2, or adult-onset diabetes is more common in people who are overweight than those who have the 'ideal' weight. In fact, nearly 90% of those with type 2 diabetes are overweight. If you have Type 2 diabetes, the best thing you can do to yourself is to get yourself an ideal body weight
Among those who have Type 2 diabetes almost 40% suffer from high blood pressure, which is another condition that is believed to be exacerbated by excess weight. Being overweight can also cause a condition known as insulin resistance which the body no longer respond to insulin are needed to assist the body in using sugar and glucose as fuel on a cellular level.
There are several things you can do to help yourself if you've been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or labeled at risk for this condition is destroyed. First, remove the pound. I know it's far easier said than done. Diet is never easy and rarely fun for most people. However, if you do not start taking drastic measures against the procurement of the best health for yourself you may not be able to enjoy quality of life you had planned for your golden years. Let your condition be your motivation and make plans to enjoy watching your grandchildren and great grandchildren graduate college.
Fight it standing. Do not sit back and let Diabetes control you. Stand up and take control of your body back. It is a struggle to finish and if you let it, diabetes will end you. If you fight it standing, lose weight, get out there and practice, listen and follow their doctor's orders. Discover the power within you to battle this disease on the head. You will be amazed at what happens when you decide to stand up and fight for your health.
Get active. Find activities that you like and get out there and do it. Do not make the activities passive activities either. Even if it's just going out to play shuffleboard everyday get out and play. Enjoy your time in the sun. Picking flowers with a small child. Take golf. Doing whatever it takes to get up and move every day in order to remember why you want to live forever in the first place.
Watch what you eat. Garbage, garbage out, right? You have strict dietary requirements once you've been diagnosed with diabetes. This means that you really must follow your dietary restrictions. Learning to live within the boundaries in order to live and enjoy life to the fullest you can. The amazing thing is that there are all kinds of foods available that are friendly to those with diabetes who do not exist just a few years ago. It is quite possible to live and eat quite well with diabetes if you stick to your plan. The most important thing about dieting with diabetes is that you never forget how important this is to do it.