Toronto Nutritionist Janet Zdichavsky rncp rohp
Diabetes is a chronic disorder of carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism characterized by fasting elevations of blood sugar (glucose) levels and a greatly increased risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and loss of nerve function. Diabetes can occur when the pancreas does not secrete enough insulin or if the cells of the body become resistant to insulin. Hence, the blood sugar cannot get into the cells, which then leads to serious complications. Diabetes has two categories: Type 1 and Type 2
Type 2 Diabetes is Non-Insulin-Dependent. Those with Type 2 Diabetes, their insulin levels are typically elevated indicating a loss of sensitivity to insulin by the cells of the body. Obesity is a major contributing factor to this loss of insulin sensitivity. In most cases, achieving ideal body weight is associated with restoration of normal blood sugar levels. In Type 2 Diabetes, diet is of primary importance with restoration of normal blood sugar levels and should be diligently followed.
This has been a brief educational segment on Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes presented by Toronto Nutritionist Janet Zdichavsky
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