Diabetes type 2, Glucose, Insulin and Weight Gain
Lets Chat About Glucose and it’s Role in Diabetes and Weight Gain
Sugars and starches in your diet are broken down into an energy source known as glucose. Glucose is utilized by the body when the pancreas sends out a hormone known as insulin to help the body use the fuel known as Glucose. Glucose can be utilized from food right away if needed, glucose can also be stored as glycogen (a short term energy source) and glucose can also easily be stored as fat. What happens with Diabetes type 2 is that the body is not as sensitive to insulin and therefore glucose remains in the blood creating detrimental effects over time. Most cases of diabetes type 2 are caused by obesity, lack of exercise, high insulin resistance, and poor dietary habits. What happens in the body over time with type 2 diabetes is not favorable. When diabetes is not managed and sugar remains in the blood over time it can become a debilitating disease. We can see stroke, heart disease, blindness, amputated limbs, etc.
Reversing Type 2 Diabetes and Weight Gain
In many cases, type 2 diabetes is a reversible health condition. When dietary and lifestyle changes are made the body will begin to correct itself over time. It is important to have a healthy diet with very little to no sugar, a regular exercise regimen and to lower your fat mass. In my practice at The Natural Path in Portland, Oregon I help patients through the HCG Diet protocol to bring all of these aspects of a healthy lifestyle into play. I love seeing the reversal of type 2 diabetes in my patient population.