WORLD DIABETES DAY: WHAT IS ‘“DIABESITY” ? TYPE 2 DIABETES ACCOUNTS FOR 95% OF ALL DIABETES DEFINED BY HIGH LEVELS OF BLOOD SUGAR AND 80% OF CASES ARE ASSOCIATED WITH OBESITY OR OVERWEIGHT.

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SPECIAL EDITION FOR WORLD DIABETES DAY: WHAT IS ‘“DIABESITY” ? TYPE 2 DIABETES ACCOUNTS FOR 95% OF ALL DIABETES DEFINED BY HIGH LEVELS OF BLOOD SUGAR AND 80% OF CASES ARE ASSOCIATED WITH OBESITY OR OVERWEIGHT. There are islands of cells which make up about 5% of the pancreas and these cells secrete insulin when glucose rises during the day from moment to moment. Excess abdominal fat, muscle fat, and liver fat stress these cells by making them secrete more and more insulin to keep blood glucose normal. For decades before the blood sugar rises, the damage is occurring in the pancreas and these early changes can be delayed or stopped altogether with healthy diet and lifestyle. Diabesity is not a disease but a collection of risk factors called Metabolic Syndrome which occurs in 50% of Americans and in Taiwanese between 45 and 65 years of age. Two large studies in the U.S. and Finland demonstrated that 58% of new cases of diabetes in people who already had high blood sugar could be prevented over 5 years of the studies with a modest diet and lifestyle program resulting in 5% weight loss. There are 380 million cases of diabetes in the world projected to increase to 600 million by 2030. Diabetes accounts for 200 billion dollars or 20% of health care costs in the U.S. and 45% of Chinese have pre-diabetes or diabetes. You can change people’s lives to be healthier and happier!! Be an Agent of Change in your community by promoting Balanced Nutrition and Healthy Active Lifestyle!! #drdavidheber #diabetes #diet #exercise To learn more go to www.davidheber.com, www.herbalifenutritioninstitute.com and www.IamHerbalife.com/blog

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