Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Women's Health When our cells n'assimilent more sugar
Sugar is an essential fuel for our bodies. It is supplied by carbohydrate-rich foods we eat and by the liver that stores after a meal and, if necessary, releases into the bloodstream. So that cells can use this energy source, the pancreas produces a hormone called insulin, which helps to move glucose from the blood into cells. When this operation is not accomplished, the sugar remains in the blood and the result is bitter: the diabetes. A disease that affects more than 600,000 Quebecers and about a third of them unaware they have it. A growing affection that within 15 years, will have nearly double the case because when you become diabetic, it's forever. Diabetes is a chronic disease. Our body needs insulin to convert sugar from food into energy. When our body does not produce enough insulin or is unable to use the insulin it produces, you become diabetic. A disease that can cause serious complications.
People with diabetes can develop particular diseases of the nervous system, kidney failure, severe infection or become blind, because diabetes is the leading cause of blindness. These people are also more likely to suffer from heart disease, stroke and certain cancers, including pancreas and uterus. Diabetics
10% of diabetics suffer from type 1 diabetes that ensures that the body produces little or no insulin and mainly affects children and young adults. To live, they must depend on daily insulin injections. Type 2 diabetes, the most common, with nearly 90% of diabetics are affected, occurs when the body becomes resistant to insulin. Finally, the "gestational diabetes" occurs during pregnancy and usually is temporary and disappears after the baby is born. Symptoms
You are obese or overweight and, for some time, you're tired and sleepy? You may be diabetic and you do not. The difficulty of sugar into your cells may be the source of your lack of energy. You urinate frequently and you also always thirsty? If you are diabetic, to remove excess sugar in your blood, your body rejects a part of the urine more frequently and with too much sugar, also eliminated a proportional amount of water causing your thirst . You also always hungry? Sugar foods you eat may accumulate in your blood and can serve as an energy to the cells of your body that are constantly in demand, causing hunger you feel. You sometimes have difficulty seeing? If you have diabetes, too much sugar in your blood causes the liquid to the outside of your organs, like the retina of your eye, thus affecting your ability to focus. You experience tingling in fingers and feet? If sugar is found in excess in your blood, it can damage small blood vessels leading to different generating nerves tingling and decreased sensitivity to your hands and feet. Prevention
If you experience one or more of the symptoms, you should immediately. A single blood test will check if you have diabetes. If so, appropriate medication, a strict diet and some changes to your lifestyle you will find at very nearly a normal life. However, do not wait to see your doctor.
Many people with type 2 diabetes have no symptoms. If you are over 45, you should get tested for diabetes every three years and possibly more frequently if you are overweight or obese as are 80% of diabetics, sedentary, smoker or if you have a relative with diabetes .
This type of diabetes, which is a disease that is spreading most rapidly in Canada and worldwide, can be prevented by simply changing some of our habits: stop smoking, physical activity and maintain a healthy weight by adopting a healthy diet, limiting the intake of fat and sugar.