How to Get Type II Diabetes

by Anthony Carter on June 28, 2011


Diabetes can harm every organ in the body. Those who develop the condition will have to make changes to their life or else suffer from lots of problems and eventually death. It is hard to understand why anyone would want to develop type II diabetes, but I am not here to judge. The information presented here will also be of benefit to those who don’t wish to develop the condition because they can just do the opposite.

What is Type II Diabetes?

type 2 diabetesDiabetes is a condition where the body is unable to properly regulate blood sugar levels in the body. This is bad because when blood sugar is too high it starts to damage organs within the body. Low blood sugar is equally bad because it can lead to coma and even death. We need sugar in order for the body to get energy, but there can always be too much of a good thing. The levels of sugar in the blood stream is normally controlled by insulin; a hormone produced by the pancreas. In diabetes though, this hormone is unable to do its job properly. With type I diabetes the ability of the pancreas to produce insulin is destroyed while in type II diabetes the pancreas is no longer as effective at producing insulin. Type II diabetes usually occurs because people make poor lifestyle choices.

A lot of people with type II diabetes will go undiagnosed for a long time. They can mistake the symptoms for something else. Here are just some of the symptoms you can expect:

  • Dry skin
  • Frequent urination
  • Blurred eyesight
  • Impotence
  • Tiredness
  • Frequent urinary tract and vaginal infections
  • Increased thirst and hunger
  • Slow healing from cuts
  • Numbness in the fingers and feet

How to Get Type II Diabetes

Here are just a few suggestions for how you might develop type II diabetes:

  • Type II diabetics tend to be overweight so if you want to increase your chances of developing the condition you know what to do. Eat like there was going to be no food tomorrow and the only exercise you should do is picking up a fork.
  • Make sure that your diet is full of fat because this is viewed as the ideal food for developing diabetes.
  • Spend as much time as possible just sitting around. There is a strong link between a sedentary lifestyle and diabetes.
  • You should do all you can to push up your blood pressure as this is also associated with diabetes as well. If you are not exercising and eating junk food then you should already be doing a lot to achieve the goal. You might want to add a lot of salt to your diet as well and taking up smoking too.

If you follow the above suggestions then you are going to increase your chances of developing type II diabetes. Hereditary factors also play a part though, and you could be one of those people who just don’t get diabetes.

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