The truth about sugar and type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is one of the most common lifestyle diseases in the western world. In the Netherlands, more than 1 200 million people with diabetes and diabetes come daily with that.

The added sugars in our diets play a big role in getting type 2 diabetes.

In this article you read exactly how this works and you find a way that you simply reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes.

But let us, before we dive in it, first look briefly at what diabetes is.

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is also called sugar diabetes or aging. This disease has two types: type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.

In both types of diabetes, there is a problem with regulating blood sugar. Regulating our blood sugar levels is an important process that takes place under the leadership of the hormone insulin.

But if you have the body is not good diabetes, or no longer able to carry out that important process.

This allows the body’s blood sugar is not properly regulated, and that is bad for our health.

The difference between type 1 diabetes and type 2

The difference between type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes is in the way that is formed.

In type 1 diabetes is caused genetically. You can do so little about it. This form of diabetes is not so common. Type 1 has only one in ten people with diabetes.

That is different from type 2 diabetes as this form is indeed caused by external factors such as unhealthy eating and living habits. They ensure over time that the body produces less and less insulin, or no longer responds.

Let’s zoom little further on how Type 2 diabetes.

The onset of type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes occurs when blood sugar levels fluctuate too much and too often peaks. The hormone insulin has to work very hard to stabilize the fluctuations. Eventually, the insulin system becomes overloaded and goes less and less work.

The main cause of these fluctuations in blood sugar levels is a group of nutrients that ‘carbohydrate’ hot. Carbohydrates are nutrients that provide the body with energy.

Once you have eaten carbohydrates, our body converts into a substance called glucose. This fabric is often called glucose. This form gives this fabric energy to our body such as our muscles and organs to do their work.

If after a meal blood sugar enters our body, so we are immediately insulin. Insulin causes blood sugar is brought to the right place; exactly where energy is needed.

Unfortunately we have a lot more carbs inside than we actually needed by an average Dutch diet.

This peaks your blood sugar regularly and that is very unhealthy, or really even dangerous. In addition, there is a risk that the insulin-system becomes overloaded. This is called insulin resistance and that is the pre-stage of diabetes type 2 [1]

To learn more about carbohydrates, then I recommend this article to read.

Sugar main cause of diabetes

Now you may be wondering what the link is with sugar. We are talking after all about carbohydrates.

However, sugar is a carbohydrate and our diet is with it full. And sugar is not just a carbohydrate. It is the type that provides the fastest rise in your blood sugar, making it so the biggest driver of type 2 diabetes [2].

We all know that a lot of sugar in cookies and soft drinks. But did you know that virtually all the ready-made food, ready-made meals and all packages and bags that you can use to prepare meals with added sugar?

And that has consequences. Research shows that 80% of the Dutch sugar by up to 20 per day by eating without them have it!

We now know that too many carbohydrates like bread, pasta, rice and potatoes rocking our blood sugar. But sugar does that many times more. That’s because our bodies need little effort to do to convert sugar into glucose.

So after almost every meal hits our blood sugar up. And as you now know is called into action the hormone insulin then every time to fight the blood peak.

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