Sugar is Sweet, Diabetes is Not!

By Kapiva Editorial

The incidence of diabetes is fairly common in India. The survey conducted from 2015 to 2019 by Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi has, showed that the prevalence of known diabetes cases was 8.0%, and new diabetes cases were 3.8%.

What is Diabetes?

So, when does one say that he/she is diabetic? What is diabetes, and what are the causes of diabetes?

When the gland pancreas fails to produce enough of the hormone insulin, or when the body is unable to process the Insulin properly, people get Diabetes. Insulin is the hormone responsible for carrying sugar from the bloodstream into the cells, which is then converted into energy for immediate use or stored for the future. The spike in the blood sugar count occurs when the body can no longer effectively transport sugar from the blood to the cells.

Types of Diabetes

The two types of diabetes are referred to as Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 Diabetes is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects how the body processes blood sugar (glucose). While Type 2 Diabetes is very common in India and is also treatable, Type 1 Diabetes cannot be cured and occurs in adolescents.

Causes of Diabetes

Our urban lifestyle and food habits are the primary causes of diabetes. Agreed that this disease is mostly hereditary, yet it’s also true that the environment plays a huge factor. Causes of diabetes vary for various types of diabetes, and the causes of diabetes vary from person to person.

Causes of diabetes type 2 can be attributed to a sedentary lifestyle, obesity, and a poor diet. Needless to say, all of them can be corrected/prevented.

Is There A Cure For Diabetes?

Steering clear of fried food and devoting an hour of your day to some physical activity can help you prevent Diabetes. The earlier you start improving your daily habits, the better for you. Condition only worsens as you age. Once you have diabetes, it can only be managed.

There are a few rituals which you can incorporate into your daily life to help you ward off this chronic disease.

The Diabetes Care Combo from Kapiva is a habit that you could include in your regular life as a preventive measure. The combo includes:

  1. Karela Jamun Juice – Being low in glycemic index, these herbs help maintain blood sugar levels
  2. Dia Free Capsules – It comes with the combination of 16 potent herbs that work in complete synergy to keep Diabetes in check

Regular exercise like weight lifting, brisk walking, running, biking, dancing, hiking, swimming and more helps increase insulin sensitivity. Never forget to check your blood sugar levels at periodical intervals. The inculcation of little habits like these can help bring down the rate of Diabetes in the nation.

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