Today’s topic will be focused on my diabetics out there. Being told that you have diabetes is one of the worst things you could hear in this lifetime.
I was once in that position so I know how it is. After being told that you have diabetes. I assume that you start wondering how did you get diabetes. You can get diabetes a number of ways.
Which I will go over in this post.
Let’s get to it.
How Did You Get Diabetes?
Well before we get into how you contracted diabetes. Let’s break down the different types of diabetes. It is a few out there but I will name the most common and familiar ones.
Those two are type 1, type 2 diabetes. I was a type 2 and it was hell on earth for me. I’m so blessed and glad to be alive today. It’s an honor for me to be able to share this information with you.
I will be as brief and simple as I can. This could be a very long post but I don’t want you to fall asleep on me.
Type 1 Diabetes
This type of diabetes usually shows up in children or young adults. It’s not limited to just those two age groups. Though it can appear at any age. It is most common with those two. You get this from a lack of insulin due to the destruction of the insulin-producing beta cells in your pancreas.
Normally your immune system will protect your body from infection. It will identify and destroy any virus or bacteria along with any other foreign substances.
But when you are dealing with an autoimmune disease. Your body’s immune system will attack its own cells. When you have type 1 diabetes this could take place over several years.
You will get symptoms in a shorter period of time, though. I will write a more in-depth post on symptoms to stage 1 diabetes in the future.
Type 2 Diabetes
This is the most common type of diabetes plaguing our country known to date. You get this ugly disease knocking at your door when your body can no longer produce enough insulin to compensate for the impaired ability to use insulin.
In some cases, this disease will develop gradually over time and go undiagnosed for years. Once you find out it’s almost a little too late or it is too late.
It’s good to get checked often and you can view the symptoms for stage 2 diabetes here. Symptoms Stage 2 Diabetes.
How Do You Contract Diabetes?
Studies have shown that you may get type 1 from environmental factors things like.
- Food – Dietary factors may raise or lower the risk of developing type 1 diabetes. For intense breastfed infants and other infants receiving Vitamin D supplements may have a lower chance of developing type 1 diabetes. While others who are exposed to cow’s milk and other cereal proteins may have a higher chance.
- Viruses – You don’t catch diabetes from a virus alone. It seems to be diagnosed either when or after someone has or had a virus. Making some kind of link between the two.
- Toxins – Are known to cause many health problems. Not just diabetes but toxins are linked to one of the major causes in a plethora of other health issues. Try to avoid toxins if possible. If you work or are around toxins often. I highly suggest wearing a mask.
Type 2 diabetes you could contract from genes. If your family has a history of diabetes your chances of contracting the disease have risen already.
Obesity and not being active. Being overweight is strongly associated with diabetes and if you’re overweight you’re not going to have the energy or want to be physically active.
Unhealthy eating this can go along with being overweight. But when you don’t eat or drink healthy you are asking to become a diabetic overtime.
You could have an abnormal glucose production by your liver. Some people with diabetes have an abnormal glucose production level by the liver and this also contributes to high blood glucose levels.
The Characteristics Of Someone Likely Yo Develop Type 2 Diabetes
- 45 in age or older
- Overweight or obese
- Little to no physical activity
- Family History Of Diabetes
- History of giving birth to a baby weighing over 9 pounds
- History of gestational diabetes
- High blood pressure 140/90 or if you are being treated for high blood pressure.
- Acanthosis nigricans
- History of CVD
These are some known factors to cause diabetes. I hope you learned something in this post and received the answer you were looking for. Be sure to stay up to date and get checked periodically.
It’s very important that you do so. You can never be sure when it comes to these things. One day you are fine. Next day you feel like it’s all coming to an end.
Here is something that helped me balance out my insulin levels and ultimately become free of diabetes view here.