Obesity and Diabetes

Being overweight is the greatest risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes.

An estimated 16 million people are on the verge of developing diabetes. The leading cause of death from diabetes is:

  • heart attack
  • stroke

About 40% of all heart attacks are caused by diabetes. Diabetes is also the leading cause of:

  • Blindness
  • Kidney Failure
  • Impotence
  • Amputations
  • Early Death

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  • Liver Disease - Causing cirrhosis and liver failure
  • Colon Cancer - Abdominal fat makes you a high risk
  • Stroke - Risk is up to four times higher with type 2 diabetics from blood vessels rupturing or becoming clogged
  • Blindness - High carbohydrate diets can cause insulin resistance and diabetes creates damage to the blood vessels in the retina of the eyes ultimately leading to blindness
  • Heart Disease - The number 1 killer in the U.S. is created from elevated triglycerides caused from eating too many carbohydrates and not enough fiber. The sticky sugar/fat clogs the coronary heart arteries

According to the National Institutes of Health, about 60% of the U.S. adult population is overweight. The definition of obesity – 20% or more above ideal body weight – applies to nearly one-third of the population. Of those newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, nearly 90% are overweight.

A recent study by the American Diabetic Association asked the public's knowledge of the link between weight and type 2 diabetes and found education was critical to assisting people to understand how food, diet and lifestyle was not well understood. That is exactly where we come into the picture.

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, and usually is triggered by poor diet, obesity, and lack of exercise. The body becomes unable to process insulin effectively and can't make enough insulin to keep blood-glucose levels normal. Insulin is important because it promotes the storage and use of all nutrients, including sugar.

You can stop the onset of diabetes by up to 60% by losing as little as 10 – 15 pounds and exercising 30 minutes a day at least 5 times a week.

Realize you don't have to achieve the same weight you had in high school in order to make a significant difference in your health.

Call 949-661-9476 today to begin you permanent weight loss program.

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