What is Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes in North America.

The underlying metabolic causes of type 2 diabetes are high levels of insulin resistance and higher than normal blood sugar levels. Family history (genetics), poor dietary habits, lethargic lifestyles and damaging lifestyle choices can all play a role in the development of type 2 diabetes. But the good news is that most type 2 diabetic conditions can be managed, and even reversed, if diagnosed early and properly addressed through balanced nutrition and exercise. Insulin resistance can be reduced, and blood sugar levels can be lowered and stabilized, by knowing your current diabetic risk factor, and taking action to improve your diet, manage your weight, and by developing healthy lifestyle habits.

Researchers have discovered that the causes of type 2 diabetes are complicated, but for most insulin resistance is a core factor in raising your blood sugar levels. All too often doctors become most concerned only when a patient experiences a collection of health conditions that can greatly increase the risk of cardiovascular disease along with diabetes, leading to a health condition called metabolic syndrome. The early warning signs include: excessive fat deposits around the stomach area, high cholesterol levels, high blood glucose levels and higher than normal blood pressure. Why is this important? The risk of cardiovascular disease is six times greater in the prediabetic or type 2 diabetic stage. Taking action early is the best prevention.

According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), a majority of individuals are not even aware of the early warning signs leading to prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. For most of us these early warning signs may not seem harmful in their individual state, but over time they can collectively result in serious health problems if not addressed in a timely manner. The following symptoms often signal the onset of the type 2 diabetic condition:

  • Frequent urination
  • Excessive thirst
  • Increased fatigue
  • Increased irritability
  • Blurred vision
  • Extreme hunger
  • Unusual weight loss
  • Numbness in feet or hands

Type 2 diabetes can be a very serious life threatening disease if not detected early and managed properly. Balanced nutrition is a key factor in managing the blood glucose metabolism processes that are essential to our overall health and wellbeing. Diabatrol®, by Diabco Life Sciences, was developed specifically for providing the daily nutritional balance needed for managing blood glucose metabolism for individuals diagnosed with the prediabetic or early stage type 2 diabetic condition. In addition, Diabco Life Sciences offers an FDA approved diabetes ‘screening kit’ that can be taken in the privacy of your own home and sent to our CLIA certified laboratory for early detection. The results from this diabetes risk assessment (DRA) will provide you with the information needed to precisely know your current blood sugar condition, and what actions you may want to consider for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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