Essay On Type 2 Diabetes

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Type 2 diabetes rates have been rising in Canada and around the world and are due to excessive weight gain, obesity and physical inactivity. It is known as a disease where the pancreas does not produce enough insulin in the body, therefore resulting in glucose building in the blood whereas it should be used for energy. According to the World Health Organization, the number of people with diabetes in Canada will increase by 75% over the next 30 years from 2 million to 3.5 million patients. Moreover, diabetes is a rising concern as it leads to diseases such as heart, and kidney disease, stroke, infections and low levels of blood sugar. This paper explores the issues of diabetes and solutions to prevent it by increasing physical…show more content…
Moreover, a healthy diet and the food we consume are based on habits, traditions and religious factors. Foods high in fiber are important to improve chances of preventing diabetes. Choose carbohydrates that are high in fiber, as they don’t allow body produce a lot of insulin. Some examples include eating brown rice instead of white rice, whole wheat pasta rather than regular pasta and peas instead of corn. Fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains and nuts are good source of fiber when it comes to healthy diets. Consuming foods with high in fiber help lower blood sugar levels, lower risk of heart disease and make you feel full helping in the loss of weight. Whole grain foods lead to lower risk of type 2 diabetes, whereas food in high amounts of carbohydrates lead to higher risk of diabetes. Whole grains are rich in minerals, phytochemicals and vitamins. The bran and fiber present in the whole grain making it difficult for digestive enzymes to break the starches into glucose. As a result, it helps maintain a normal blood sugar level and insulin. Furthermore, there is good fat versus bad fat as they type of fat we consume is an
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