This is one condition you must try to avoid. If you have it, get rid of it. You need to do whatever is required to get rid of it. Make no mistake. This disease is a killer. The type of diabetes I speak of is type two diabetes. This is a condition where blood sugars are running higher then normal when fasting (not eating usually for 8-12 hours) or as a response to eating especially things like sweets, sugars and carbohydrates.
High blood sugars are damaging to the eyes, heart, nervous system and blood vessels. It is a leading cause of heart disease, stroke ,disability, and death. According to Leonard Egede MD 26 million people in the US have diabetes. These people have increased risks for stroke that are 2-4 times higher then those who do not have the disease.
Although diabetes is multifactorial one of the leading causes of diabetes is obesity. Excessive weight, especially weight in the abdominal cavity, places an individual at significant risk of diabetes.
The best defense against diabetes is weight loss. The combination of eating a low carb, low calorie diet as well as increased movement by exercise is a safe and practical away to causes significant improvement in your blood sugars and lower your risk of developing diabetes.