So, What Exactly is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a blood sugar problem. The glucose (sugar) in the food you eat stays in your blood rather than going into your cells where it can be used as energy. Different Types of diabetes develop because of different causes. We will talk about what causes diabetes in just a bit. For now, let’s see what a respected health authority has to say on the matter. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the US tells us this about diabetes:
“Diabetes is a condition in which the body does not properly process food for use as energy. When you have diabetes, your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t use its own insulin as well as it should. This causes sugar to build up in your blood. Diabetes can cause serious health complications including heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, and lower extremity amputations. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.”
This eBook is a comprehensive book on diabetes.
DiabetesResearch.org shares these alarming facts and figures about diabetes:
- Diabetes now affects more than 422 million people around the world.
- 70 million Americans have prediabetes and an additional 30 million have diabetes. That means 1 in every 3.6 people in the US is either prediabetic or diabetic.
- 1 in 4 people with diabetes don’t even know they have this health condition which can lead to so many other problems.
Chapter 1 – So, What Exactly is Diabetes?
- How Is Diabetes Diagnosed?
- What Are the Differences between Type I and Type II Diabetes? 6
Common Diabetes Symptoms
- Who Gets Diabetes?
- Can I Stop Prediabetes so It Doesn’t Become Type II Diabetes
Chapter 2 – The 3 Practices That Can Prevent and Reverse Type II Diabetes and Manage Type I Diabetes
Chapter 3 – Healthy Lifestyle Habits for Preventing/Beating Diabetes (and Other Health Problems)
- Get Regular Checkups
- Stop Smoking Tobacco
- Drink Only Moderate Levels of Alcohol
- Give Yourself the Gift of Healthy Sleep Habits
Chapter 4 – Get Up and Get Moving
- How Your Chair Is Killing You
- How Much Exercise Promotes Health and Wellness? (It’s less than you might think)
- Take the “Exercise Talk Test” to Reveal How Intense Your Exercise Is
- Any Physical Activity Can Be Exercise
- Strength Training for Preventing, Treating and Beating Diabetes
- Simple (but Health-Boosting) Bodyweight Training Exercises
Chapter 5 – Dieting/Nutrition Tips for Preventing, Managing and Reversing Diabetes
- The Important Difference between Good and Bad Carbohydrates
- Sugar – The Sweetest Killer
- Not All Fats Are Bad … Really!
- What to Eat and What to Avoid
Chapter 6 – The Overlooked Importance of Staying Hydrated
Chapter 7 – Stress Is a Cause (and Symptom) of Diabetes
Chapter 8 – Assembling a Support Team
Conclusion – The 5 Words that Turn This Report Into Positive Results